Purse snatcher chased by granny sentenced

FORT WORTH, TX Ricky Lee Sample was sentenced Thursday. The 47-year-old pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery in a plea bargain. Dallas-Fort Worth television station KXAS reports that he could have received life in prison.

After Sample grabbed 65-year-old Val Renfro's purse in the parking lot of a Fort Worth office supply store in March, she jumped in her car and chased him, grabbing the cell phone she carried in her bra and calling 911.

Renfro told him in court: "You saw a woman in a parking lot. You thought I was an easy target. Now you know I wasn't."

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