Feb 11, 2014 5:01 PM by Ian Auzenne

Deputies: Victim pulls gun on alleged purse snatcher

A Lafayette man is behind bars after deputies say a gun-toting woman prevented him from stealing her purse.

The incident took place at a convenience store in the 200 block of West Milton Avenue.

Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputies say Vincent Campbell walked to the victim's car while she was sitting in it, opened the door, and grabbed her purse from the floorboard.

Deputies say the victim then pulled a handgun and ordered Campbell to drop the purse. Campbell allegedly complied after being demanded several times to leave the purse alone.

Campbell is charged with attempted purse snatching. He is being held on $10,000 bond.



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