Mailman Saves Elderly Woman Being Attacked and Robbed in Hollywood

A reader alerted us to a story we missed last month:

An elderly woman was able to fight off her attacker Wednesday, with the help of a local mailman in Hollywood.

Recalling the terrifying encounter still brings Betty Ann Curtis to tears.

“It was horrible I thought he was going to kill me,” Curtis said. “I was screaming call 911.”Her sense of security shattered after falling victim to a violent robbery.

The incident unfolded Wednesday afternoon on the 1800 block of Funston Street in Hollywood. Curtis parked her car and was approaching her house when 27-year-old Anthony English tried to grab her handbag.

“He dragged me to the middle of the street and I was trying to kick him,” Curtis explains.

In pain and fear for her life, Curtis started screaming for help. That’s when a mailman made his delivery right on time.

“I took out my phone to call 911 and pursued the guy until we caught up to him,” said Louie Golden.

Source: Mailman Saves Elderly Woman Being Attacked and Robbed in Hollywood | NBC 6 South Florida