"A shopper struck back at the man who tried to rob her in the parking lot of a Joliet Wal-Mart, driving after him and hitting him with her car before he got away, police said.
Joliet police Cmdr. Al Roechner said the woman had just finished putting groceries into her silver Pontiac about 10 p.m. at the store at 2424 W. Jefferson St. when Byron J. Adams, 31, of Joliet approached her and demanded her purse.
When she said she didn’t have one Adams took out a handgun, but the woman ignored him and started to drive away, Roechner said. The woman apparently got angry, though, and decided to chase after Adams with her car, Roechner said.
She succeeded in hitting him, but he was able to run away. He was unarmed when he was found nearby, and he did not require medical treatment, Roechner said. He was charged with armed robbery."
I absolutely believe that this woman was fiercely guarding her designer purse that she got at a 90% off sale. I might have run him over too! Lesson #1: Never a touch a woman's discounted purse.