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Pasco briefs: Bystanders catch would-be purse snatcher in Trinity


Bystanders catch would-be robber

A group of bystanders nabbed a would-be purse-snatcher on Monday afternoon and held her until Pasco sheriff's deputies arrived, the sheriff's office reported.

Jaclyn Ebstein, 25, of Oldsmar, is accused of trying to snatch the purse from a 58-year-old woman in a Publix parking lot at Mitchell and Seven Springs boulevards, the report said. Ebstein kept tugging, the report said, but the woman wouldn't part with her purse, so Ebstein took off empty-handed.

Other customers in the parking lot chased her and pulled her down near the SunTrust Bank at 1424 Seven Springs Blvd., the report said. Ebstein was charged with robbery by sudden snatching. She remained at the Land O'Lakes jail Tuesday in lieu of $3,000 bail.


Car strikes, kills man lying on U.S. 19

A 32-year-old Brooksville man lying in a southbound lane of U.S. 19 was struck and killed by a car Monday night, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

Authorities don't know why Andrew Russell Grady, of 217 N Lemon St., Brooksville, was lying on the highway, just south of Scheer Boulevard. He was hit about 10:40 p.m. by a 1999 Mitsubishi driven by Benjamin A. Heritage, 28, of Hudson, FHP said.

After hitting Grady, the vehicle stopped in the southbound left turn lane of U.S. 19. Grady was pronounced dead at the scene. Heritage was not injured.

Pasco briefs: Bystanders catch would-be purse snatcher in Trinity 09/09/08 [Last modified: Thursday, September 11, 2008 3:46pm]
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