Cops: Woman chases purse thief, gets head slammed into concrete repeatedly

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 18, 2018 - 10:09 am

New Orleans Police say a man stole a woman's purse in the 7th Ward, so she chased him down.

"The victim was approached by the suspect and a struggle ensued over the victim's purse," according to the Major Offense Log. "The victim chased the suspect across the street."

Investigators say that did not end well for the victim, and she did not get her purse back.

"The suspect body slammed the victim to the ground," the report described.

But the man wasn't done yet.

"(He) slammed her head on the concrete several times and then struck her in the face. The suspect fled the location with the victim's purse."

It happened just before noon Monday in the 1700 block of N. Dorgenois Street.

Police identified the suspect as "Tyrone Fountain, Male, DOB: 08-07-1978"

The victim is a 55-year-old woman. 

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