A 10-year-old girl fought off a thief who tried to take off with her mother’s wallet — then snapped a cellphone picture of the man’s license plate for police before he fled in a minivan from the Santa Ana 7-Eleven.
The girl named Genesis was in the back seat of a car with her sister Monday morning while their mother was inside the convenience store getting cash from the ATM. The man was also inside – police said he was stealing batteries and candy.
“I told my sister that he seemed pretty shady,” Genesis said.
When the man came out of the store, he noticed a wallet in the front seat of the car. Then opened the door and took it.
“He just grabs it, so I started panicking and I walked out the car,” she said. “He was really close to closing (his car) door but I yanked it back open.”
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