The Cornered Cat

Many women don’t realize that purse snatching can be a violent crime. When we think of losing a purse to a criminal, we tend to picture a sneak thief snagging it from the back of a restaurant chair. Or we think of a light-fingered runner who lifts the purse off an inattentive person’s shoulder and flees with it. These crimes do happen, but type “purse snatching” into the search bar on YouTube and you’ll find dozens of videos from news reports and surveillance cameras depicting a much more violent type of crime. I’ve linked five videos below that I found particularly disturbing. Warning: some of these videos are graphic.







Some things to think about from these videos and others like them: