Sparrow Purse Snatcher Arrested & Charged

By: News 10
By: News 10

A Lansing woman is facing charges after police say she stole an elderly woman's purse.

It happened Wednesday, around 2:20pm. A Lansing Police officer on patrol noticed Sparrow Hospital security chasing a woman down Michigan Avenue near Pennsylvania.

Police say the incident happened in the hospital's lobby/waiting room. An 84-year-old woman from Coldwater was waiting there when the suspect, Donna Mae Mitchell, grabbed her purse and took off. The victim was not hurt.

Mitchell was arrested after a brief foot chase and taken back to the hospital, but took off again while security was talking with the victim. She was eventually arrested and was arraigned Thursday on charges of larceny and habitual offender. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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