A purse snatcher who was chased down by a grandmother in Texas has been sentenced to 30 years.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A purse snatcher who was chased down by a Texas grandmother, whose purse he grabbed in a parking lot, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. As reported by NBCDFW News, Ricky Lee Sample pleaded guilty to the crime in a plea arrangement, and avoided what could have been a life sentence due to his criminal history.
The victim in the case, 65 year-old Val Renfro, made national headlines after chasing down her attacker. Renfro is quoted in the report as stating to Sample at his sentencing hearing, “You saw a woman in a parking lot. You thought I was an easy target… Now you know I wasn’t.”
Renfro further stated, “I’m so tired of women being victimized… You chose to take my purse and I chose to take action.”
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