Woman in wheelchair flees on foot

January 6, 2009 4:43:16 PM PST
Police say a woman who begged from a wheelchair was caught running from a crime scene on foot in Monterrey, Mexico. [SIGN UP: Get bizarre news sent to you]

Police spokeswoman Sidlayin Robles says 30-year-old Ana Victoria Perez fled on foot after she and her husband allegedly threw a stone through the front window of a furniture store.

Perez was a regular fixture along a main Monterrey road, asking for change from motorists as she sat in a wheelchair pushed by her husband.

Robles said Monday that the couple apparently planned to rob the furniture store but were scared off by a security guard. They have been charged with vandalism.

Police arrested the couple when they returned for the wheelchair.

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