QUEENSLAND, Australia (KABC) -- A grandmother in Australia gave a thief a lesson he won't soon forget.
Security video shows the suspect, wearing flip-flops, running away with the woman's handbag after grabbing it off a table at a local tavern.
She catches up to him, grabs him by the shoulders and tackles him to the ground.
She gets him in a headlock as the two wrestle in the parking lot before the woman grabs her bag back and even pulls off the man's shirt and one flip-flop.
She manages to keep the bag as the thief disentangles himself from the tackle. She even tossed his flip-flop back to him as he fled.
The thief took off in his truck but was later arrested on a robbery charge.
The woman suffered cracked ribs, as well as cuts and bruises.
It wasn't the best way for her to end her birthday celebration at the bar.
Grandmother in Australia tackles thief who stole her purse - VIDEO
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