Osceola deputies search for man in purse-snatching outside Kissimmee movie theater

Woman dragged several feet, deputies say


KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Osceola County deputies are searching on Thursday for the man they say stole a purse off of a woman who was walking to the movie theater and dragged her several feet.

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Deputies said the 18-year-old woman was walking to The Loop on North John Young Parkway in Kissimmee Wednesday evening when a vehicle pulled up next to her and grabbed her purse off her shoulder.

The woman was dragged several feet before she could free herself, according to deputies. She suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Osceola County Fire Rescue.

The man was described by deputies as a dark-skinned Hispanic male in his late 20s with short, straight, dark brown hair and a thin mustache. Deputies said the man was wearing thin-framed sunglasses and driving a new model, red Toyota Corolla.

Anyone with information can call the Osceola County Sheriff's Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 800- 423-TIPS.