COLLINSVILLE, Sick. (KTVI) – A suspect is on the free after two girls stood their floor in an tried theft at a Walmart in Illinois.
Diana Hardesty and Mattie Talbot had been loading their automotive at a Collinsville retailer when a person jumped out of the passenger facet of a dark-colored SUV, displayed a gun and demanded a handbag.
“I turned and began screaming like a loopy individual — bloody homicide — screaming, ‘Assist! He’s received a gun!’ Screaming with the whole lot my lungs had,” mentioned Hardesty.
“I wasn’t going to present my purse with my private data in it,” she mentioned. “And I knew once I rotated, there was going to be an excellent likelihood he was going to shoot me within the again. However that’s simply what he was going to need to do.”
With Hardesty refusing to surrender her purse, the suspect turned the gun on Talbot.
“I instructed him I don’t have a handbag, and he simply shoved the gun into my facet,” Talbot mentioned.
In line with a spokesperson with the Collinsville Police Division, the suspect received again into the SUV and sped away after being thwarted by the ladies.
“The driving force places it in reverse and, I imply, barrels,” Hardesty mentioned. “They had been fortunate nobody was behind them. And so they simply … all the way in which down that entire aisle, as quick as they may go.”
Police described the suspect as a Black male, standing 6 toes tall with a skinny construct, round 30 years outdated, with a tattoo on his neck.
The incident has led Hardesty to guard herself in a brand new manner.
“I received me a gun and the subsequent thug that approaches me, I’m going to make use of him as goal observe,” she mentioned. “And I’m going to observe till I can shoot a bullet by a keyhole.”