Elderly woman kicks would-be purse-snatcher in groin

SARASOTA (FOX 13) - Deputies in Sarasota say an elderly woman didn't just stand by when a wanted suspect tried to grab her purse.

According to the sheriff's office, the 73-year-old woman was shopping for a greeting card at a Dollar Tree store Monday when Darerol Lowery snatched her handbag from under her arm and tried to walk away.

The woman turned around, grabbed her handbag, and kicked the 53-year-old man square in the groin.

Lowery fled but was stopped by deputies a few blocks away, where he was arrested for robbery by snatching. He was already wanted on a video voyeurism warrant out of Sarasota.

"Kudos to deputies for their quick apprehension and to the victim, who served Lowery the ultimate punishment," the sheriff's office said in a Facebook post announcing the arrest.

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