Skooter reporting 10/18/12
An armed man who threatened a purse-snatching victim to keep her immobilized put a gun in her baby’s mouth. Police are now looking for the hold-upper. The incident happened when the woman had just gotten into her car after placing her baby in the car parked at the 6500 block of Shaffer Avenue South. Just before 8:30 p.m. Monday, the man jumped in.
Armed with a gun, the man ordered the woman to give him her purse. Without much ado, the woman handed over the baby's food bag and told the man that all her valuables were inside. The hold-upper grabbed the bag, and opened the door next to the baby. He then shoved his gun in the baby’s mouth telling the woman that he would kill them both, the baby first, if she screamed or told anyone about the incident. Adding that he knew her license plate number with which he could track her down.
The man then ran off on foot. The woman and the baby were not harm. The investigation is on process, and no suspects have been arrested.