Woman Fights Attacker for Purse

By Greg Cergol
|  Wednesday, Dec 22, 2010  |  Updated 11:30 PM EDT
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Purse snatcher gets the fight of his life.

Purse snatcher gets the fight of his life.

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Police call Diana tenacious and brave, but the 32 year old says she was just being herself when she ran down a purse snatcher who robbed her bag Tuesday night as she sat waiting for a LIRR train at the Mineola station.

 
Her Ugg boats churning, Diana pursued the thief for several blocks, refusing to stop even after he knocked her to the ground.

The chase ended in an alley, with Diana grabbing and kicking the purse snatcher and pulling off his coat.

Trapped in an alley, being held by a woman who refused to give up—the purse snatcher surrendered, dropping Diana’s bag.  At that moment she says she experienced a feeling of satisfaction she couldn’t repeat for television

Despite that—the purse snatcher escaped Diana’s grasp and fled. Police describe him as a Hispanic male about 5 feet five…140 pounds

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