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Way to Die #297
"A Turn For The Purse"
Name of the death is a pun on "a turn for the worse"
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"Mikey learned the hard way. Snatching a purse from an ex-stripper is risky business. You just might get... screwed."
Date October 9, 2003
Location Dallas, Texas
Episode this death
was featured in
"Gratefully Dead"
"Tipping Point"
"Sign Offed"

"A Turn For The Purse", Way to Die #297, is the second death to be featured in "Gratefully Dead", which aired on January 13, 2010.


Sylvia, a ex-stripper living in a suburban town has her purse stolen by an arrogant mugger named Mikey on a bicycle, who threatens her with a screwdriver. Meanwhile, a neighbor named Doug witnesses the robbery and chases after Mikey. Mikey speeds away from the aggravated Doug, but hits his bike on a rock and flies onto a lawn, where he pierces his own heart with the screwdriver he was holding. Sylvia then catches up to the thief, goes past Doug and takes her purse back and calmly walks away, as Mikey takes his last breath and dies from cardiopulmonary tamponade, putting an end to his mugging, once and for all.


  • George Turner - Private Investigator
  • Dr. Steven Burstein - Cardiologist
  • Sylvia Johnson - Sylvia (lead)
  • Rollin Perry - Doug (lead)
  • Chris McLaughlin - Mikey (lead: intended victim, Also Portrayed Mickey in Deaf Jammed and Ron in Bitch Zapped)