Woman defends stolen loot with slap 

A woman walked up to an ATM machine at Sixth and Market streets, withdrew $200, then slapped a man who demanded the cash last week.

Was she battling a crook? Not quite. Police said the woman, not the man, was the thief — she withdrew the cash after the man’s wife had mistakenly left her bank card in the ATM machine at around 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13.

After leaving the card inside the machine, the wife turned around and gave $300 she had withdrawn to her daughter. That provided an opportunity for the female crook to slip in and withdraw the cash, police said.

The husband was slapped in the face after he demanded the cash back. Police later found the suspect and arrested her, police said.


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