Kern County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two men who dragged a Rosedale woman as she tried to keep them from taking her purse.
The 23-year-old victim says she was walking home from the Lucky 7 store on Rosedale Highway, when the two men assaulted her and grabbed her purse.
Chanesse Jones was just a few steps from her home Sunday night after she made a cigarette run to the store. But, her night changed in an instant.
"I was coming home from the Lucky 7 getting cigarettes and walked up, this is my front door and I felt something jerking me forward. I started jerking backwards, what's going on two seconds,” said Jones.
At that point, Jones was dragged by one of the robbers nearly 150 feet.
She finally let go of her purse and both men, who were wearing black hooded sweatshirts drove off with it. "And, they took off. I chased after him. I went all the way down the road, down Verdugo, looking for him by foot." Jones was bruised and suffered a fractured shoulder.
Sheriff's officials say Jones is an example of why people try and fight their attackers. They remind everyone that no amount of money or property is worth risking your life. They say instead, focus on being a good witness and let deputies do their jobs.
Meantime, some of Jones' neighbors blame patrons from a nearby bar and liquor store for their concerns.
Deputies say they have received several noise complaints about the bar, but muggings around it have not increased. As for Jones, she's just thankful she came out alive.
The robber's car is described as a lower 80's model white truck, possibly a Toyota or Mitsubishi.
If you have any information call the Kern County Sheriff’s Department at 861-3110.