Woman feels sorry for man who took money

Jan. 10, 2013 at 5:01 p.m.
Updated Jan. 9, 2013 at 7:10 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

On Dec. 8, I stopped at Dollar General on Lone Tree Road to pick up a few things. Being 81 years old and in a hurry, I drove off, leaving my purse in my shopping cart. A young man stood there watching me drive off, took my purse and ran. I had about $250 in my purse, which he took, along with my niece's gas card and then he threw my purse away.

A couple found my purse and returned it to me Sunday. I thank them so much. I had my driver's license, insurance card, bank card and checks. Plenty of stuff with my name and address. But the young man thought he needed my money. That was for my grandchildren's Christmas. But even now, I hope he had a good Christmas on my money. I feel sorry for him that he had to hang around stores and steal from old people.

Thank you, Victoria Police and to the ladies at Dollar General. They were so nice and helpful. Also, thanks to all my family and friends who helped me get through that.

Wanda Southern, Victoria



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