SACRAMENTO, CA - A 64-year-old disabled woman riding her scooter to the store was robbed in broad daylight Sunday morning.
"I was going for a loaf of bread," said Mary, who was riding her small electric scooter to a Dollar General Store on Norwood Avenue in North Sacramento at 9:30 a.m.
She said she saw a shadow and then realized she was being robbed.
"All of a sudden he just started grabbing in the basket on my scooter. He started grabbing in there and he got my coin purse," said Mary, who does not want her full name used for fear of retaliation.
She tried to hold on to the items in her basket but no one in the parking lot came to help as she tried to push him away.
"I cut my finger. I had blood all on my shirt and everything," said Mary, who needs knee replacements and depends on her scooter to take her around her neighborhood.
She even tried to ram the suspect with her scooter and he tried to jump out of the way and then fell on a curb.
"His hand went down...so he may have a bruised hand or a scraped hand from it," she said.
She said she was grateful he only got her coin purse with a few dollars in it.
"If he would've asked me for money I'd would have said, well, I 'll given what I can," Mary said.
She was able to hang on to her cell phone and her Regional Transit pass.
She said the suspect was clean cut and well-dressed.
The robbery was reported to police.
The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, about 5-feet-10 inches tall, with a medium build, short hair, wearing a black sweatshirt and jeans.
Mary said she wishes he would take a hard look at his actions.
"I'd just like for him to get his life together, get out there and do something with his life instead of having to go and do something like this," she said.