An area elderly woman is still reeling after encountering a black youth that didn't snatch her purse as he walked by.
"It just caught me completely off guard" Melinda Wilson, 64 said. "I thought thats what most of them did for a living"
Wilson said as she heard the black teenager approaching, she immediately clutched her purse close to her and waited to be attacked. "I braced myself for the worst, I closed my eyes and held my breath. I was overwhelmed when he just kept walking."