HOUSTON (AP) – A Houston-area woman was run over and killed Thursday as a man was making his getaway after snatching her purse, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
The incident happened about 10:30 a.m. outside a McDonald’s restaurant near Houston’s eastern outskirts.READ MORE: Tarrant County Lifts Outdoor Burning Ban; Fire Marshal Reminds Of Safety Requirements
The woman, who was in her early 70s, had just emerged from the Cloverleaf restaurant when she was robbed and run over, Gonzalez said. The woman, whose identity wasn’t released, was taken to a hospital where she died.READ MORE: Walgreens Begins Testing Drone Delivery In 2 North Texas Cities
“This is someone’s loved one. This should not happen to anybody,” Gonzalez told reporters at the crime scene. “I mean, really? Stealing a purse from an older person? Get a job!”MORE NEWS: White House Details Plans To Vaccinate 28 Million Children Ages 5-11
The suspect remains on the loose. A police investigation is ongoing.