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Woman, 9 months pregnant, chases purse snatcher; goes into labor

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By Stephanie Baumer By Stephanie Baumer
By Stephanie Baumer By Stephanie Baumer

(WNEM ) – A pregnant woman chased down the man who allegedly stole her purse and then went into labor in Flint, Michigan.

On Sept. 11, police tell TV5 that 30-year old Mark Newton snatched a purse from a woman who was 9 months pregnant. 

“Adrenaline more than anything, yup,” laughed Kristen Thompson.

His intended “easy” victim was Thompson, who was in the Kroger parking lot near the corner of Franklin and Davison when she said Williams made his move.

“He snatched my purse, so I went after him,” Thompson said.

And she caught him, but that’s when he knocked her down.

“When I got up, I knew I was going into labor, because I was having contractions, and they were really, really bad,” Thompson said.

Thompson was nine months pregnant when she was chasing down the robber, determined not let him get away. 

After being knocked to the ground, Thompson continued her chase, yelling for help.  Luckily, some friends of hers were nearby and they intervened. One of Thompson’s family members held Williams down until police arrived.

Thompson got her purse back and Williams landed in jail, sporting a roughed up mug.

But the excitement was far from over for Thompson. Just a couple of hours after the robbery, she gave birth to a baby boy.

“He is one miracle, thank God he is still alive,” Thompson said.

On Wednesday, 6-day-old Joseph Thompson and mom were doing just fine. Perhaps Baby Joseph’s first lesson in life? He’s got one tough mom!

“I’m that chick that will just go after and get what’s mine back,” she said.

 

Williams was arrested and charged for unarmed robbery. 

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