MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile police are on the lookout for a woman they believe pepper sprayed a 66-year-old woman before stealing her purse.
Police said around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, the suspect knocked on the victim's Lundy Lane door. They say as the victim opened her door, the suspect sprayed her in the face with pepper spray. Officials say the suspect took the victim's purse and fled the scene.
"About 9 o'clock I was watching TV. on the couch. I heard a knock on the door so I asked who it was and they said Tiny," said Elizabeth Bush.
Bush said she knows someone by that name so she opened the door.
"When I opened the door just a little bit and they just pushed in spraying as they pushed in," Bush said.
Spraying pepper spray and blinding Bush, but she didn't give up without a fight.
"I was on the floor and we were tussling. I was calling for my son and trying to get up and I couldn't get up," said Bush.
Bush said the suspect was in the house for a couple of minutes. Bush said when she did get her sight back, she noticed her purse was gone. Bush said she tried to help police as much as she could.
"I couldn't make a good id because I couldn't see," said Bush.
Bush said it all happened so fast, and now she looks at answering her door a little different.
"They could have taken my life, you know? You don't ever know what a person like that would do," said Bush.
Bush said she didn't have any cash in the purse, and she cancelled her debit card immediately.
Bush said she and her family feel like it was someone they know.
The suspect is described as a black female, 5' to 5'3", medium build, and around 30-35-years-old. She's also described as having a short haircut and was wearing blue jeans and possibly a flannel jacket.
If you have any information on this crime, call Mobile police at 251-208-7000.
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