He was desperate. He rationed himself to one 25¢ frozen burrito per day. He'd been doing that for 5 months.
And there she was, this little old lady. Prim. Pink. And a big purse.
He snatched it.
When he got home, he puked. He had never stolen from an old lady. He kicked himself. He finally decided to keep the money and to mail her back her purse and its contents.
Little did he know, it was a $20,000 handbag. It was ostrich.