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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."

    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.

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

    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.

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    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.

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    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.