Man sentenced to serve prison time for purse snatching

Muskegon, Mich. (WZZM) A man caught on camera stealing a purse, on two occasions, is headed to prison.

A Muskegon County judge sentenced Arthur Sheard to 19 years in prison for this purse snatching at the Norton Shores Meijer back in March.

The 59-year-old woman didn't let go of her purse right away, was dragged behind the car and critically injured.

He was also sentenced to 16 years in prison for a similar crime at a Muskegon gas station the night before.

Police said Sheard told them he stole the purses because he needed money for crack.


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