Newly elected Chairman for the Harris County Republican Party, Cindy Siegel, is calling on District Attorney Kim Ogg and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo to address the issue of crime in the city of Houston after she was the victim of a purse snatching outside of a Midtown bar.
"I was lucky he didn't have a knife or a gun," Siegel told Eyewitness News on Wednesday.
Siegel said she was about to walk into Dogwood Midtown when a man came from behind and snatched her purse.
She said two bartenders took action and ran after the man. He ended up dropping the purse, which was later returned to Siegel.
"It's one of those things that sort of happened so quickly, and because he did attack me from behind, it didn't sink in until the event was over," Siegel said.
Following the purse snatching, no one called 911. Instead, Siegel said she and those inside Dogwood tried to call Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo directly to arrange the filing of a police report.
Siegel said she wants her situation to shed light on a bigger issue involving crime in the community.
"Personally, I'd like to see the [Ogg's] policies and our judges to do what they were elected to do, which is to make sure criminals are put away in prison," she said.
Meanwhile, bar workers in Midtown said ...