Christmas Eve Thief Armed With Knife Gets Kicked By Lady

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HOLLAND, Mich. – A woman kicked a man who was trying to rob her with a knife in a Meijer parking lot early Christmas Eve. The incident scared the man away.

Police said the robbery attempt happened around 8:45 a.m. Monday. According to police reports the woman was getting out of her car when the robber, who was armed with a utility knife, told her to get back in the car.

After being ordered back in the car, she kicked him. In the process, she was cut by the knife but did not require medical attention.

Another report of an armed robbery occurred very close to this incident, police say it happened in the same parking lot.

Around 10:40 a.m., the suspect returned to the Meijer parking lot. That’s when police took the 45-year-old man into custody. Police said they also found the man’s vehicle and evidence in the case.

If you know anything about this incident, you’re asked to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety or Silent Observer at 877-88-SILENT.

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8 comments

  • Doug

    If only this gal had had a GUN – problem would've ended then and there – PERMANENTLY! Now, though – we can pay for his trial, only to have him released 10 days later – with a shameful warning.

  • Cindy

    It really scares and frustrates me that people have to do this kind of thing. I couldn't afford to give my kids Christmas this year but I sure wasn't out trying to rob other people of their hard-earned money for it! I don't like the idea that I'm going to have to give my girls self defense classes when they start Kindergarten!

  • 2013worldseries

    Next time, kick harder until there is nothing left but a corpse. If someone has the energy to run around stealing purses, they can make an honest living. Yup, times are tough for a multitude of reasons. Well, "Tough Tinsel." (I love that commercial) I also like Barb's comment, that's funny too.