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Woman reports being pepper sprayed and having her purse stolen in Waco

WACO, TX (KXXV) - Waco police are investigating an incident from early Wednesday morning, in which a woman reports getting pepper sprayed and having her purse stolen from a man who gave her a ride.

According to Sgt. Patrick Swanton with Waco PD, a man offered to give a woman a ride near S. 11th St. and Clay, around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. She got in the vehicle and he took her somewhere in North Waco.

She told police that the man then sprayed her with pepper spray and took her purse. She jumped out of the car and took off running. She got in contact with police around 2:15 a.m. and told officers what had happened.

Sgt. Swanton says she was taken to an area hospital to be treated for the pepper spray.

Waco police are investigating, but have no suspects at this time.
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