WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Police in Wichita say a 51-year-old man ended up with a fractured skull after trying to steal a 92-year-old woman’s purse at a grocery store.
The Wichita Eagle reports the man approached the victim Thursday afternoon and grabbed her purse. The woman resisted and began screaming.
Police spokesman Lt. Doug Nolte says the woman hung onto the purse even after being knocked down. A bystander got the robber in a bear hug, but the assailant bit the man’s hand and pulled away.
The suspect dropped the purse and struck his head on a pole as he tried to flee. He was treated for a fractured skull at a hospital, and will be booked into the Sedgwick County jail when he’s released.