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Elderly woman fights back

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus criminal almost didn't get away, when an elderly woman fought back.

Seventy-six-year-old Pearl Tarver says she had just rocked her granddaughter to sleep Monday night when she heard a knock at the door on Luckie Street. 

She tells us, an unknown man walked in, possibly with a weapon. He tried to get away with robbing her.

"When he reached down and got my purse, and started going out the door, I took her (granddaughter) and put her (granddaughter) behind me and I went at him! I got him in his t-shirt, but he wiggled loose and ran across the lawn," said Tarver.

Tarver's purse was stolen, but she was not hurt. She adds that get-a-way car was a gold or beige older model SUV.

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