An Australian grandma celebrating her birthday at a local pub chased down, tackled, then wrestled a purse-snatching thief in a video ABC News obtained.
The unidentified tough ol’ lady, identified as a “grandmother” by ABC, reportedly chased after a male suspect who was wearing shorts and flip-flops after the man grabbed her purse and ran off with it in the northeastern state of Queensland in January.
After catching up with the would-be purse snatcher, the woman tackles him down in a parking lot, places the man in a headlock, then tears off his shirt while holding onto the purse, which she successfully recovered. The feisty grandmother even managed to grab one of the would-be thief’s flip-flops and threw it at him as he fled the scene.
The man managed to get away in a truck but was later arrested and charged with robbery. The lady whose purse was nabbed didn’t get off scot-free either. She is alleged to have suffered cracked ribs and abrasions during the scuffle.