Woman punched in face, fights off purse snatcher - WSMV Channel 4

Woman punched in face, fights off purse snatcher

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A woman fought off an attacker outside a downtown Greyhound bus depot on Thursday.

The incident occurred on Fifth Avenue after the attacker asked her for a cigarette.  The woman said she and the man then went outside to smoke.

However, the man then punched her in the face and tried grabbing her purse. Police said the woman fought back and yanked off the attacker's shirt.

An officer who was nearby heard her screaming and was able to break up the fight.

Police arrested the suspect, Michael S. Douglas, and charged him with aggravated robbery.

Officers said the victim had a red welt under her eye but declined medical treatment.

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