WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) - A 73-year-old woman is still shaken up after a criminal followed her to her Westlake home after a shopping trip at
in Rocky River.
The woman asked us not to use her name because she's so afraid by what happened to her in her own home.
"I'm terrified. I've never been afraid in this house, but now I'm afraid," she said.
Police say 53-year-old Clinton Harrill Junior planted himself in the Marc's parking lot and is seen on surveillance video scoping out the place looking for a victim. He takes off and follows the elderly woman home, then surprises her in her garage.
"I must have started yelling for help. I don't remember. He grabbed my head and he told me, 'Shut up [expletive]! Shut up!' And he grabbed my purse and took off!"
Harrill only got away with $8 and two credit cards.
Police say they ran his license plate from the Marc's video and tracked him down. Turns out, Harrill is a career criminal with a lengthy rap sheet that includes robbery and kidnapping.