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Bystander Steps In To Save Woman's Bag After Man 'Steals It' On The Street

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Bystander Steps In To Save Woman's Bag After Man 'Steals It' On The Street

A woman has praised her 'hero' husband after he fought a man who she says had stolen a woman's handbag. See how it happened below:


Darren Brownson and his wife Nicole were driving through Farnham, Surrey, on Sunday (1 August) afternoon when they spotted a hooded man sprinting down the road with a bag in his hand.

Not thinking twice, the 36-year-old landscaper chased the alleged thief, before hopping out of his car and tackling him to the ground.


In a video shared on TikTok, Darren can be seen grappling with the man, wrestling the bag from his hands before trying to take it back to its owner.

Speaking to LADbible about the terrifying ordeal, Nicole said she was incredibly proud of her husband.

She said: "It all happened in a split second. As Darren pulled into the bus lane to cut him off with the car, the guy swerved away from the bonnet and ran across the road. Darren then flew from the car and tackled him to the pavement.

Credit: TikTok/@thisdizbiz
Credit: TikTok/@thisdizbiz

"I took my phone out as proof he didn't just randomly attack someone on the street, [in case] there were any repercussions.

"He then screamed to the guy that he was a 'f***ing scumbag' and the guy said something in a foreign language."

She added: "Darren felt a little sorry for him, having grown up with no food himself, he wondered if this guy might be the same.

"So instead of holding onto him, he pushed him over, saying, 'get to f*** now, get the f*** out of here', and let him go.


"He picked up the handbag and told him. 'Run!' [then] walked back to us at the car."

Credit: TikTok/@thisdizbiz
Credit: TikTok/@thisdizbiz

The couple then went back up the high street to look for the rightful owner of the stolen bag, but they couldn't find her.

Nicole said: "Having not found anyone, he simply took the bag to the kiosk in Sainsbury's, handed it to them and went home.


"Darren is cringed out watching himself on the video and felt bad for dragging the guy over.

"However, I was super proud of his quick thinking but did admonish him that the guy could have had a knife.

Credit: TikTok/@thisdizbiz
Credit: TikTok/@thisdizbiz

"But truly, the way he ran as if his life depended on it - holding onto the straps of the bag, he was not comfortable with it and [was] looking behind to see if he was being tailed - was a clear indication he was a thief.


"As we couldn't find the lady [the bag belonged to], I just hope she thinks to report the crime to get her bag back."

She added: "I'm upset but proud that my husband was strong enough to take action."

LADbible has contacted Surrey Police for a comment.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@thisdizbiz

Topics: Police, UK News, Social Media, crime, thief, TikTok

Dominic Smithers
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