Awesome Lady Stomps Beer Thieves' Getaway Car

And her name is ... Monique Lawless
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2011 11:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – There are so many awesome things about the story of Monique Lawless, who gave chase to three beer thieves at a Houston Walmart on Sunday, that it's difficult to know where to begin. Her name is Lawless, for crying out loud. The first names of the three brothers who allegedly walked out of the Walmart with three cases of beer? Sylvester, Sylvester, and ... Sylvester. Their getaway car? A Camaro ... which they had trouble unlocking, giving Lawless time to chase them down and jump on the hood of the car, KENS 5 reports.

But that didn't stop the three Sylvester Thompsons from driving off, as Lawless tried to open the car door and ended up getting thrown to the ground. Surveillance video caught all the key moments of the crime fighting adventure, from Lawless zooming out of the Walmart (her exiting line to a cashier as she left: "Watch my purse.") to her attempts to stop the car. Eventually, police caught the brothers and even pinned one against a fence. Watch the video to find out whether a slightly injured Lawless would do it all over again.

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