Mugger snatches officer's purse

January 16, 2008 7:18:18 PM PST
A mugger picked the wrong purse to snatch.

An off-duty Wilmington police officer was coming out of Home Depot on Miller Road when the suspect grabbed her purse.

She fought with him because her service weapon was inside, but he broke free and ran.

The officer chased him to the Brandywine Hills Apartments where the suspect ran inside.

The suspect surrendered after a 90-minute standoff. He has been identified as 38-year old Korrie Smyre.