Elderly woman fights off thieves: 'Come back here and I'll use a baseball bat on ya!'
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Marge had just returned home from her neighborhood Fred Meyer store Tuesday and pulled into her driveway when when she noticed an orange 1970s station wagon parked in front of her mailbox.
That's when the 89-year-old great grandmother says a woman got out of the back seat of the station wagon and grabbed Marge's purse.
Marge wouldn't let go.
"It was mine, it was my possession. They didn't have any right to it!" she told KATU News.
She was dragged along the pavement and now has the bruises to prove she put up a fight. She spent the night in the hospital but doesn't have any broken bones, just a bone to pick with the thugs who picked on her.
Marge told KATU's Emily Sinovic she has a message for the thieves.
"Come back here I'll use a baseball bat on ya. Or I'll use a cane I got over there with a steel head on it. ... You should be ashamed of yourself for what you've done to me and what you do to other people."
Police are now investigating. Investigators provided the following suspect description:
A white female in her 30s, 5'7" tall, medium build, riding in the back seat of an orange 1970s station wagon. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Robbery Detail at (503) 823-0405, reference Portland Police Bureau Case Number 13-1808.