Woman 8 months pregnant fights off robber at California convenience store

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CANYON COUNTRY, Calif. — A woman who is eight months pregnant was caught on surveillance running after a robber at a Southern California convenience store last week.

The incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. Friday, KTLA reported.

Jannette Garlow was at the store just down the street from her home to get a money order to pay her family’s rent when “out of nowhere, a guy comes from behind me and pushes me out of the way,” she said.

The man then tried to grab about $2,000 from Garlow and ran away.

Garlow said she chased after him, and he slipped on a rug in the store and fell down. She said the man dragged her on the floor as he tried to get away, but she got back up and chased after him in the parking lot.

The clerk was able to get some of the money and the man dropped some of the cash too.

“I was already trying to get him … and I kind of fell on the floor and went down,” she said.

The man was able to get outside and was getting into a car with two other people. Garlow said she grabbed the car door as the man was yelling “Go go go!”

“All I could really think was, ‘You’re not taking my rent money.’ My husband just worked so hard for that money, I’m going to get that money back,” she said.

The man ended up getting away, but only with about $40, Garlow said.

Her husband took her to a hospital because she took a hard fall during the crime and the couple were concerned about their baby. Mother and son were OK after the incident.

“You’re definitely not going to get something from her,” Garlow’s husband, Justin, said. “She’s going to chase you down to the fullest effect.”

No arrests have been made and the incident is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The getaway car was described as a white Ford Fusion.