A mother and daughter duo and their pink pistol proved to be too much for a serial burglar who broke into their house in St Paul, Minnesota.
Rebecca Larson, 56, wrestled the robber who had grabbed a fistful of cash from her purse and her daughter Melissa Hickman, 34, held him at gunpoint until police could arrive.
The suspect, Marty Mark Childs, 52, had just been released from prison in May after serving four and a half years for a string of previous burglaries.
Ms Larson told KMSP-TV she was washing her car in the front of her house when she went inside and found that Childs had slipped in through an unlocked back door.
She caught him red handed — his fist still clenching about $8 he had pulled from her purse.
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