Via DNA Info:
An Arizona tourist who brought her children to New York for their first visit to the city was mugged in Midtown and dragged half a block by her attacker before a group of Good Samaritans and police captured him and rescued her cash and belongings. Jaime Cowgur, 36, was finishing a two-day swing through the Big Apple with her teenaged son and daughter when she suddenly felt a hand reaching into her back pocket as she walked along West 35th Street near Eighth Avenue Wednesday around 6:15 p.m. “What are you doing?” she demanded as she grabbed his wrist. But then he grabbed her backpack straps and try to rip it from her back. But one Bad Apple did not sour her on The Big Apple. “So many people came to my aid,” the Phoenix resident said. “Civilians who I don’t know, police officers, men and women who came over asking if I was all right. It was pretty amazing,” she added. “People were so warm. I still love New York. It’s a great place.“
The mugger was charged with assault, theft, and possession of PCP. The victim sustained a skinned knee and split lip.