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By MAURIELLE LUE
MyFox Detroit Reporter

DETROIT (MyFox Detroit)
-- Mildred Wall is known as a spitfire grandmother, so when she was leaving MotorCity Casino in Detroit Friday morning, she fought back during an attempt to steal her purse.

"She's a feisty grandmother.  She's a tough cookie," said granddaughter Katia Davis.

However, this tough cookie was no match.

"They grabbed her from the back, chocked her, punched her in the face, kicked her, punched her in her chest and then her stomach area, drug her across the concrete," Davis explained.

The 64-year-old fought back.  She gripped her purse even tighter and refused to let it go.

"We're not sure how much money she had, but ... she was all scrapped up.  Her index finger was (broken), and they still didn't get her purse," Davis said.

"She crawled (to) where our cousin works, which is at the NSO.  He works there, so she made her way there to him, and they called the ambulance."

"Both her eyes, they're black, they're shut.  Skin missing off her forehead.  She was beat so bad in her face and in her head that she had a brain contusion.  Now she has bleeding on her brain.  She has lost her memory.  She does not remember her grand kids.  She just knows the names, she don't know our faces."

Wall was readmitted to the hospital after her speech started to slur, and she was never able to give a full account of what happened.  Detroit police say they tried to speak with Wall about the incident, but because of her memory loss, it's hard for her to complete the police report.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Detroit police.

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