Elderly woman attacked while giving out candy

Posted: 9:44 AM, Jun 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-21 13:44:51Z

An elderly woman says she was attacked and robbed while handing out candy to a group of kids, and it was all caught on camera.

FOX 47s Cryss Walker spoke with the woman, known as "the candy lady" in South Lansing.

Ruth Ann Pugh says for almost three decades she's been passing out candy to kids in the neighborhood every Sunday.

That tradition has come to a rest after Ruth Ann says she was pushed down, and robbed.

Ruth Ann says the "candy shop" is closed for good.

She says the attackers stole her purse and took off in her car. The attack left her bruised and in pain, and has made her close her door and keep her sweets.

FOX 47 reached out to Lansing Police who say two male teens were arrested; they are 13 and 14 years old. The teens are currently lodged at the Ingham County Youth Center.

Police say charges may also be filed against a female teen as well.