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Woman gives birth after fighting off thief and holding him down until police arrive (video)

By Mason White 11:21 AM September 18, 2014
Mark Newton 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A woman who was about to give birth, was able to fight off a thief and hold him down until police arrived at the scene, police in Michigan said.

Flint Police said that the woman gave birth after she and her family were robbed while trying to place groceries in their car at a Kroger supermarket parking lot.

The incident unfolded on Tuesday, when the unarmed thief grabbed her purse. Kristen Thompson, a mother of three children, ran after him, and he pushed her down.

Two bystanders stopped the man and recovered the woman’s purse. The man tried to flee from the scene, but the family of the woman held him down until police arrived.

They arrested 30-year-old Mark Newton. He was charged with one count of robbery and ordered held on $8,000 bond. Police said that the woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy later that day.