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Closet Case

A woman successfully fought off a purse snatcher in Clarksville, Tenn. Amanda Pyle wrestled her purse away from a man who was over six feet tall and 200-plus pounds. “He pulled on his end, and I pulled on mine,” Pyle said, but her purse held up to the struggle. “I’d recommend this purse to anyone!” Afterward, Pyle had some pain in her knee and went to an emergency room for treatment. As she was walking in she spotted the robber walking out, with his arm in a sling. She called police, and they tracked down Coyoma Locklear, 27, in a nearby house, where he was found hiding in a closet. Locklear has several previous arrests for burglary, including one case where he was found hiding in the victim’s closet (JW/WTVF Nashville) ...This time, he refused to come out of the closet until he was assured that Amanda wasn’t there.
Original Publication Date: 23 January 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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