Police: Shopper Strikes Robber With Her Car

JOLIET (CBS) — A shopper struck back at the man who allegedly tried to rob her in a parking lot by striking him with her car Sunday in southwest suburban Joliet.

The woman had just finished putting groceries in her car around 10 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 2424 W. Jefferson St. when two men approached her.

“Byron J. Adams, 31, went to the driver’s door and told her to give him her purse,” Cmdr. Al Roechner said. “When she said she didn’t have one, he said he wasn’t kidding and took out a black handgun.”

Roechner said the woman ignored Adams and began to drive away. But then, she got angry.

“We were alerted when two people called 911 to report a silver Pontiac chasing a man through the parking lot and appearing to strike him before he ran away. While that was being reported, the driver called to say a man had just tried to rob her and she was following him,” Roechner said.

Officers arrived and found Adams on Joyce Road. He was unarmed and did not require medical treatment. After being identified by the victim and witnesses, Adams, of the 500 block of Scribner Street, was booked into the county jail on a charge of armed robbery.

  • dan

    Too bad she didn’t run him over and break both legs and arms-Maybe next time he then would have thought twice about being a low life.

    As it stands now at least everybody in the slammer is going to know he is an idiot

  • funny

    That’s great! Good job lady! Too bad you didn’t run him over like Dan said, then i would have put the car in reverse! Gotta remember the double-tap rule! LOL

  • jay

    He will certainly THINK befor he call another women a liar..
    Front bumper=sticker???

  • Boomer

    Too bad she didn’t kill him and save taxpayers the cost of his incarceration.

    • Isaac Spears Jr.

      Do not bother WAL-MART shoppers they fight back

  • Calamity Jane

    Machine Gun Joe would be proud but next time you gotta take ‘im down! Good job.

  • hrbrnz

    Why does everything have to be about color, you know white folks rob to.

    • roger d

      AMEN!!….Bernie Maddoff comes to mind. and add all those white owned banks and white politicians and lawyers and doctors that scam medicare. there are a lot of white robbers come to think of it. that’s why they call it WHITE COLLAR CRIME!

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