A Fort Worth purse-snatcher whose crime made national headlines after his victim chased him down and hit him with her car was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison.
On March 1, Sample grabbed Renfro’s purse on the parking lot of an office supply store in East Fort Worth. She jumped in her car, gave chase, grabbed a cell phone she carried in her bra and called 911.
“Someone just grabbed my purse,” an angry Renfro told the police operator. “I’m going to chase him down.”
Her confrontation with the man was recorded in the 911 call. Listen to Renfro's 911 call here.
"Where’s my purse?" she yelled. "You give it to me now. I got the police on the phone right now. You give me my purse."
Sample tried to get away, she said, so she struck him with her car, knocking him into the air. He was not seriously injured.
You go girl!