Clerk hangs on for dear life

HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) – A Houston, Texas woman is facing aggravated robbery charges after she stole a woman’s cell phone and went on a wild ride with her boyfriend and 9-month-old baby in the backseat.

Officers say the couple stopped to get gas and the man went inside the store to make a few purchases but his debit card was denied. He reportedly got very upset and threw some items on the floor.

As the man attempted to leave the store, the store’s clerk went out after him to snap a picture of their license plate. The driver of the car became upset and grabbed the clerk’s phone. There was a brief struggle, the driver took off and the clerk wound up getting dragged, police said.

“She was being drug by the car, she was hanging on for dear life,” said George Mclellan, who witnessed the exchange. “They threw her out of the car down by the bagel shop.”

The worker had some bumps and bruises and was taken to the hospital. The car and the couple kept going.

Investigators pulled them over on 290 near Gessner and discovered their 9-month-old baby boy in the backseat. Police took him to Child Protective Services. They will determine where the baby goes from here.

Police said the woman faces serious aggravated robbery charges. The man is not being charged. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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