An Albuquerque, N.M., grandmother was being robbed in her home on Friday when she realized that she knew the intruder.
Pamela Dearinger thought that the man wearing a purple bandana pulled over his face looked familiar, and when she was able to pull it off, she confirmed that the man robbing her was her grandson, Thomas Clark.
After his identify was revealed, Dearinger said Clark, 22, shoved her to the floor, grabbed her purse and ran. He was arrested about four hours later at his parents’ house. Clark confessed to the robbery and said he did it because he wanted to get money to go to a local casino.
Clark was arraigned on felony charges on Saturday and a judge set his bond at $15,000.
Dearinger is recovering from cuts and bruises she sustained after being thrown to the ground. She told police that Clark has broke into her house and stole a TV from her last year, KRQE reported.