Pregnant woman caught on camera running over bag thief with her auto

Pregnant woman caught on camera running over bag thief with her auto

Pregnant woman caught on camera running over bag thief with her auto

She says she confronted him and he ran off with her purse.

According to KXAN, Christine Braswell was walking back to her SUV in the local Walmart parking lot when she saw a man attempting to break into the vehicle. Bennett and his friend told the man to put it down and asked what he was doing.

When the driver, Christine Braswell, came out to her auto, she says she confronted the man before she claims he took off with her purse. "I wasn't going to let him get away with it". She tried chasing him on foot, but she then got behind the wheel of her SUV and went after him.

Asheville police say the man escaped with minor injuries.

A surveillance camera caught the moment Jeanette Garlow chased the robber out of the store. During interviews with local reporters, the pregnant woman recalled throwing her SUV into gear and driving up over a curb in the Walmart parking lot to run over Robert Raines.

A defense attorney told WLOS in a follow-up story that Braswell can't claim self-defense because Raines fled - but added that there was no attempted murder charge against Braswell because there likely was no premeditation on her part.

"All I could really think was: 'You're not taking my rent money.' My husband just worked so hard for that money, I'm going to get that money back", she said.

In the video, you can see Braswell's auto hit the man and then stop in a median. "It's not right, it's not fair". So what did the pregnant woman do?

The Charlotte Observer reports Raines was taken to a local hospital. Authorities also charged Braswell with an assault charge.

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