Good Samaritan steps in to help woman in parking lot robbery

A man is behind bars after he allegedly tried to steal a woman's purse but a Good Samaritan stepped in to help her.

Alamo police arrested 29-year-old Ruben Gonzalez on a criminal attempted robbery charge late Sunday night.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Gonzalez followed a woman leaving a WalMart store off Cesar Chavez Road around 11:30 p.m.

Gonzalez got in a struggle with the woman when he allegedly tried to steal her purse.

Alamo police said a Good Samaritan saw what happened and stepped in prompting Gonzalez to jump into a white Chevrolet Impala and flee the scene.

Officers located the car and arrested Gonzalez.

Police are still investigating the incident and waiting for a postive identification of the driver.