Deputies: Woman, 90, dragged by car during purse-snatching

Kissimmee man arrested on several charges after theft at Publix

Jose Luis Delgado-Pastrana.
Jose Luis Delgado-Pastrana.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A 90-year-old woman suffered several broken bones and road rash when she was dragged by a vehicle during a purse-snatching outside an Osceola County supermarket, authorities said.

Jose Luis Delgado-Pastrana, 27, of Kissimmee, was arrested on charges of robbery by sudden snatching, aggravated abuse of an elderly/disabled person, aggravated battery person 65 years or older and larceny.

According to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, the woman left the Publix at  3343 South Orange Blossom Trail in Kissimmee around 8 p.m. and a man, later identified as Delgado-Pastrana, pulled up in a red Jeep Cherokee.

Delgado-Pastrana asked her for money, and the woman told him she did not have any, deputies said.

Delgado-Pastrana then grabbed her purse, which was on her shoulder, and began driving away, dragging her about 15 feet, deputies said.

Witnesses assisted the woman, who was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for her injuries.

Detectives stopped Delgado-Pastrana and recovered the victim's purse, the Sheriff's Office said.

The woman was able to describe the Delgado-Pastrana in a photo lineup, deputies said.

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Delgado-Pastrana was arrested and booked into the Osceola County Jail.