Mother's Day Celebration with Hole in Forehead

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    Linda Self, 63, is recovering at home from a gunshot wound to the head.

    Just three days after getting shot in the forehead, a Dallas County woman and her family are very thankful this Mother's Day.

    On Saturday, Dallas police arrested a man suspected of robbing at least four women of their purses this week and shooting one of them. The shooting victim said the incident changed her life.

    "When I got up, I was really woozy this morning," Linda Self said, surrounded by family and still feeling the effects of taking a bullet to her forehead. "I have a big hole in my head."

    Mother's Day Celebration with Hole in Forehead

    [DFW] Mother's Day Celebration with Hole in Forehead
    A shooting and attempted robbery victim uses humor to heal her wound.

    Police said the man they arrested was caught on downtown surveillance cameras Thursday morning and has confessed to shooting Self as she walked from a bus stop to her office.

    "The way he just walked away -- like it's an everyday thing," Self said.

    Shooting Victim: "I Said 'Well Shoot Me'"

    [DFW] Shooting Victim: "I Said 'Well Shoot Me'"
    Linda Self is one of three women robbed in three locations in Downtown Dallas early Thursday morning. She's recovering from a gunshot wound to the head.

    A tip led officers to nab the suspected serial robber at his Oak Cliff home. 

    "I was very elated that they did it in such a short time, that it wasn't something prolonged, that they were able to find him and get him behind bars where he belongs," Self said.

    Police are not releasing the suspect's name until all the victims identify him in a photo lineup.

    "I think a lot of women can rest easier now, for the time being," Self said. 

    She says she will go back to work after she recovers. "Maybe take to wearing a ninja headband," referring to the bandage across her forehead.

    She'll take a different bus route and maybe invest in some pepper spray.

    "I don't want to live in fear. I don't want to constantly be looking over my shoulder. I'm a feisty, old lady. I was just not willing to give up my purse," Self said.

    The suspect is being held on $150,000 bail because he was wanted on burglary charge.