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NIAGARA FALLS – A pregnant Canadian woman gave a would-be purse snatcher more than he bargained for Saturday night outside the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, police said.

The 37-year-old Ontario resident was walking through the hotel parking lot toward the Sixth Street building just before 10 p.m. when a man grabbed the strap of her purse and tried to rip it out of her grip. The woman held tight and was knocked to the ground and dragged briefly before the man gave up and fled in the opposite direction.

The victim suffered a scrape to her elbow and planned to be checked out at an area hospital, police said.