HOUSTON—A Houston woman who was caught stealing attacked a store employee and tried to run him over with her car during a getaway attempt, according to Houston police.
Porsche Lashae Branch was charged with robbery.
A loss prevention officer at a Fallas Paredes store observed Branch stuffing merchandise into her purse on September 15.
The officer followed Branch outside to the parking lot and, as she reached her car, grabbed her bag and asked her to come back in and return the stolen goods.
That is when Branch got upset and tried to run the officer over, police said. The officer jumped out of dodge and onto the sidewalk, but he still had Branch’s bag.
She then tried to run him over again, got out of her vehicle and began attacking him, trying to get her purse back. When she couldn’t, she got into her car and fled the scene.
HPD was called to the scene and an arrest warrant was issued following an investigation.