Hot Dog Stand Purse Snatching Leads to Shooting in Miami

Man who tried to chase down thief who stole wife's purse shot: Police

Monday, Jan 14, 2013  |  Updated 8:08 AM EDT
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A man who tried to chase down a suspect who stole his wife's purse at a Miami hot dog stand wound up hospitalized after he was shot Sunday, police said. Witnesses describe the incident.

A man who tried to chase down a suspect who stole his wife's purse at a Miami hot dog stand wound up hospitalized after he was shot Sunday, police said. Witnesses describe the incident.

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A man who tried to chase down a suspect who stole his wife's purse at a Miami hot dog stand wound up hospitalized after he was shot Sunday, police said.

The incident happened at the hot dog stand in the 1900 block of Northwest 21st Street.

Police said the couple had just bought a hot dog and were standing at the business when someone took the woman's purse.

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The husband chased after the thief but was shot in the leg, Miami Police spokesman Willie Moreno said. He was hospitalized but expected to be fine.

Police said the suspect and another man fled the scene in a beige car. No one else was injured.

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