A woman sprayed a robber with pepper spray during a purse snatching early Saturday, Columbus police said.
The 22-year-old had just parked her car at Springfield Crossing Apartments, 3320 N. Lumpkin Road, around 3:20 a.m. and stepped outside when the suspect attacked her from behind. Wrapping his arms around her, he told her to “Give it up” as he pulled on her purse, reports state.
The woman sprayed him in his face with her pepper spray, though the man got her purse and ran from the area. The woman then ran to a nearby apartment yelling for help, police said.
The woman was uninjured, reports state.
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The suspect is a black man, 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds. He wore a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans, police said.