Marsha Johnson, 65, died after the alleged thief backed his car over the woman after she was knocked to the pavement. The attack was captured on video.
The crime occurred in Covington, Ga. and was reported Nov. 17, 2015.
"He backed out, and when he pulled forward, she ended up back underneath the car. He couldn’t get the car all the way out, so he ended up being on top of the victim with the vehicle three or four times.”The victim was a retired senior lab tech for C.R. Bard, a manufacturer of medical devices.
• Earlier this month in Tennessee, an elderly white woman was arrested after she pulled a gun on a black male who she believed was attempted to rob her.[source]
67-year-old Sherry McLain said a black male approached her in a Walmart parking lot demanding a light for a cigarette. When McLain showed the attacker her gun, he fled.
McLain was taken away in handcuffs.
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The woman, identified as 65-year-old Marsha Johnson, was loading groceries into her car at about 7:45 p.m. Monday when a man driving a Honda Accord pulled into a nearby parking space at the Walmart on Industrial Boulevard in Covington, which is about 35 miles southeast of Atlanta.
Surveillance video showed the man watching Johnson as she put away her grocery cart and went back toward her vehicle.
As Johnson tried to get into her vehicle, the suspect walked behind her and tried to grab her purse, the video showed. At first, Johnson doesn't let go of her purse. The suspect pulls her to the ground, snatches the purse and jumped in his car.
“She ended up behind the car," said Capt. Craig Treadwell of the Covington Police Department. "He backed out, and when he pulled forward, she ended up back underneath the car. He couldn’t get the car all the way out, so he ended up being on top of the victim with the vehicle three or four times.”
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