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Mid-South woman fights attacker with umbrella in Walmart parking lot

A scar is left behind as a reminder of the incident. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) A scar is left behind as a reminder of the incident. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
Patterson fought off her attacker with an umbrella. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Patterson fought off her attacker with an umbrella. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Photo Source: SCSO) (Photo Source: SCSO)

(WMC) - One Mid-South woman says she wishes people would stay off their phones when they are driving.

But after her experience in a Walmart parking lot brawl, she does not plan to point it out again.

It became quite the adventure when Gloria Patterson went to Walmart on Winchester Road. She says when she was driving down a lane, Julissa Morales, almost ran into her.

"So I blew my horn at her, and I yelled at her. I said, 'Get off the phone and pay attention to what you are doing,' " said Patterson.

Patterson says she parked and headed into Walmart to exchange her umbrella when Morales looped back around and started calling her names.

Patterson says she kept walking into Walmart when she noticed Morales keying her car. The visible scratches will cost more than $3,000 to repair, according to police.

Patterson ran to her car to make Morales stop. She says Morales kept called her a lot of names and charged at her. Patterson fought back.

"She charged me so I had to hit her with the umbrella. That's why I was at the store. I was going to exchange my umbrella," said Patterson. "I had her pinned down ... She bit my arm."

Patterson says during the altercation Morales' black wig fell off, revealing red hair. According to the victim, Morales made sure to get the wig before leaving.

Patterson says she hopes Morales learned a lesson about driving and talking on a phone.

"I learned a lesson, too. Just to go on," she said.

Patterson took down the license plate number off of Morales car, and eventually picked her out of a photo line up. There was also a witness to the incident.

Morales is charged with vandalism over $500 and simple assault.

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