[WATCH] Justice In Action: An Amazing Story Of Personal Responsibility and a Citizen Arrest
Three men in Grand Rapids, Michigan, worked as a team to restrain a female purse-snatching suspect while waiting for police to arrive. The men wrestled the suspect to the ground and held her there while good Samaritans comforted the injured victim.
In an attempt to free herself, the suspect appears to bite one of the men restraining her, prompting him to hit her. The suspect was stopped by a Jimmy John’s delivery worker, and the men in the video helped detain the suspect.
Meanwhile, a group of people came to the aid of the 75-year-old victim, Evelyn Searl, who had been enjoying a lunch with her daughter when she was robbed. The victim was allegedly knocked down by the suspect, causing her to fall face first.
The female suspect admits to snatching the purse in the video.
“Dude, she’s rich! She’s eating at a restaurant,” the suspect says. “I didn’t break her nose. I snatched her purse. It was sitting on the table. I swear to God I wouldn’t hit her.”
A Grand Rapids Press reporter captured video of the event. Watch the clip below:
In the video, the assailant seems to bite Grand Rapids lawyer Jonathan Damon on the wrist — he responds by striking her head three times.
As Damon stays seated atop the suspect, the two can be clearly heard arguing.
When police arrived, approximately one minute after the video ends, the woman was arrested and put in a patrol car.
Searl intends to press charges against her attacker.