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01/28/2012 01:19 pm ET

Linette Kossow, Chicago Woman, Chases Down And Lectures Robber (VIDEO)

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A Chicago woman who found herself becoming the victim of too many crimes as of late fought back this week -- chasing down a man who stole her wallet on the bus.

Linette Kossow, 50, told the Chicago Tribune that her apartment has been burglarized and her email hacked recently. So, when 18-year-old Jenar Sanders allegedly snatched her wallet on the bus Friday morning, she decided enough was enough.

"I've had a lot of things happen, and I'm exhausted. And I'm really tired [of being a victim]. I'm done," Kossow told NBC Chicago.

As Sanders allegedly took off with her wallet near Huron and State streets, Kossow went after him. She shouted, "'Hey, he took my wallet. Please stop him. Somebody call 911,'" she told NBC.

(WATCH Kossow discuss the incident above)

Two bystanders, including a homeless man, eventually joined Kossow in her chase. The Tribune reports:

"I'm homeless, and even I wouldn't take a wallet," she said one of the two men who helped Kossow chase down the suspect told the thief.

The thief was handing the wallet over to Kossow as police arrived.

Police told the Tribune that Kossow was lucky Sanders did not react to the chase violently. The high school senior reportedly had an outstanding order of protection against him, and has a criminal background.

Sanders was charged with felony theft and violating bond, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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