FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — She was punched and robbed in a Publix parking lot, but the 84-year-old isn't stopping or slowing down.
Sondra Dillon told 11Alive that she pulled into the parking lot of the Vinings location to meet a friend on June 4. As she got out of the car, she said another vehicle approached and tried to block her. A man got out, punched her in the face, and snatched her purse.
"It can't get me down and I'm just going to keep on moving and do what I do and be where I want to be," Dillon told 11Alive over the weekend.
Since the attack, she's returned to the same store. The Cobb County Police Department posted a photo of her on their Facebook page.
"Last week, Sgt. Shinholster ran into this brave woman at the very Publix she was assaulted and robbed days prior," the post reads." She was recovering very well. "
"She told Sgt. Shinholster she has been overwhelmed by the police department and other citizens who consistently reached out to check on her after the assault. Great job by all and what a great display of bravery," the post continued.
Shortly after the crime, police caught the suspect - 42-year-old Oluwole Olushola. He faces numerous charges ranging from fraud to battery in addition to the robbery charge.