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VIDEO: Man nearly ran over elderly woman after stealing her purse at local McDonald's

(Okeechobee PD)

An elderly woman was nearly run over in a McDonald's parking lot as she tried to confront the man who robbed her inside just seconds before.

The incident occurred near NE Park St. and S. Parrott Ave. Thursday just after 8:30 p.m., according to the Okeechobee Police Department.

Police say Saturday they arrested Charles Alton Stratton Jr in connection to the incident.

In the video below, the male suspect can be seen walking toward the victim, who is sitting at a table with another woman. He leans over the victim's right shoulder from behind to snatch her Coach purse from the seat.

The next video shows the man sprinting out of the restaurant and the victim following him. He jumps into the driver's seat of his car, which has someone waiting inside, and closes the door. When the victim opens his car door, the man drives backwards - nearly running over the woman with his car door and leaving her injured, laying on the ground.

The woman was taken to a local hospital where she is being treated for her injuries. Her condition is unknown at this time.


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