Around 6 p.m. Sunday, the family planned to run a few errands before heading back to Guadalupe Ramos' retirement apartment in Shafter.
While loading up her groceries in front of the Foods Co. on Haley Street, Angelica Ramos was stunned by a flash in the corner of her eye.
"I seen a black person grab my mom in a choke hold, and with his left hand he just yanked the chain," the daughter recalled. "He threw my mom back like that."
Angelica Ramos said she watched her mother fall to the ground. The suspect took off running but was arrested a day later.
The suspect, 26-year-old Maxamillion McDonald, was in court Wednesday facing unrelated robber charges.
Angelica Ramos has had a tragic month. Just two weeks ago, she buried her son after he was killed in a shooting on Monterey Street.