BRANDON, MS (WLBT) - There has been another frightening attack in a store parking lot in the metro area.
This time a woman came face-to-face with a purse snatcher in the parking lot of a grocery store on Spillway Road in Brandon.
It happened Sunday afternoon in broad daylight.
The victim told us she was walking between cars when a stranger grabbed her and tried to steal her purse.
The victim fought off the attacker, now identified as 21-year-old Zachary Thomas Clanton of Pearl.
Clanton fled the scene.
A Rankin County deputy made a quick arrest after spotting a vehicle matching the description broken down nearby.
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