Woman robbed in Cooper-Young driveway

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A woman who had just gotten home from the grocery store was robbed in the Cooper-Young neighborhood.

Denise Wakeman said she saw her attacker right before he robbed her on Meda Street. She said he ran at her as she got out of her car.

"'Give me your wallet [expletive],' and I was like, 'No,'" Wakeman recalled.

Wakeman said she fought with the robber as he pushed her up against a wall and choked her while trying to steal her wallet.

"I ended up on the floor and at that point I was just, like, 'Take the wallet,'" she said.

A nearby camera may help police track down the man responsible. She believes he's the same man who broke into someone else's house earlier that day.

"I could probably pick him out of a lineup if I had to," she added.

Wakeman said she is watching her back more and admits she made a big mistake when she fought against her attacker. She's thankful things were not worse.

"Yeah don't fight. Just give them what they want," Wakeman said.

Police officers agree. They said you should always comply with attackers who demand money.

In the meantime, officers said they're adding more police patrols in Cooper-Young, including K-9 officers.

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