Another use for an umbrella

November 4, 2009 7:54:36 AM PST
An umbrella can protect against more than rain.

A Boston parking valet armed with an umbrella managed to fight off a knife-wielding purse snatcher.

Police report 23-year-old valet Felix Vega came to the aid of a 61-year-old woman.

A man had jumped into her car and threatened her with a knife.

Police say Vega grabbed an umbrella and started whacking the crook, who ran off.

Police arrested Richard Morse nearby.

Officers say he still had the victim's purse.


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