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Brutal Purse-Snatching Attack Caught on Video

Brutal Purse-Snatching Attack Caught on Video

This is what it looks like after you get punched so hard in the head during a purse-snatching that you lose some teeth:

This is how it happened:

From KXAN-TV in Austin, TX:

The incident happened at 9 p.m. on Friday outside the Liberty Bar. Merri was about to enter the building when she was attacked right in front of a surveillance camera.

“It put shivers down my spine. It really scared me,” said Liberty Bar owner Kite Ricks, who had installed the camera just five weeks earlier. Ricks said he put the camera there to keep a safe eye out for customers and staff, but he has never seen such a violent act in the area.

“I was really taken aback because this doesn’t happen in this neighborhood. It is really concerning and disheartening," he said.

Austin police hope someone will recognize Merri’s attacker in the video and call with information.

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