Police awarded one nine-year-old girl for her bravery and heroic actions to protect her mom in a robbery in Florida.
Danielle Mobley was with her daughter Journee Nelson at the grocery shopping in West Palm Beach on November 2. The surveillance cameras caught the point when a thug attempted to steal her purse.
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“We struggled over the purse. He pushed me down to the ground,” Danielle Mobley told WSVN-TV.
The suspect told her to let her purse; otherwise, “You’re going to make me pop you,” and then he reached for his waistband.
So, the daughter ran into action and tried to save her mother. The brave little lady punched the violent robber.
“We walked out the store, and then I took a little glance at him and then I looked back at the car and then I opened my door. And then, next thing I know, I saw him running towards my mom,” Journee said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends Weekend.”
“I fought back. I had to save my mom,” the young girl added.
She punched the thug in his face. So, he pushed the girl to the ground. Immediately he ran from the crime scene. Journee ran after the man across four houses before he got away.
WOW. A 9-year-old girl ran to her mom's defense this month when a man attempted a daytime robbery along Broadway Ave. @WestPalmPD will recognize the child today for her bravery. 🌟A man was later charged with robbery and battery causing great bodily harm. @WPTV @FOX29WFLX pic.twitter.com/hOqQfbqr07
— Ashleigh Walters (@AshleighWalters) November 18, 2021
The thief stole the purse, and inside there was a cellphone, bank cards, a coach wallet, cash, and her concealed carry permit.
The thief is 29-year-old Demetrius Jackson, and two days after the robbery, he was arrested. Immediately he was charged with robbery and battery.
“I bet he was shocked when she kicked him right in the face because he definitely could tell on the video that he was not expecting that, and her actions were perfect timing in this particular situation, and I think she hit him pretty hard,” said West Palm Beach Police Department Chief Frank Adderley.
The chief issued a warning, “I wouldn’t recommend that you confront an individual like that, but in the heat of the moment, things happen.”
Chief Adderley honored a 9-year old child today for bravery as she ran to her mother’s defense to fend off a brazen robber. An #arrest was swiftly made in this case.
The West Palm Beach Police Foundation presented the child with a token of appreciation. pic.twitter.com/r9tz8PoacW
— West Palm Beach PD (@WestPalmPD) November 18, 2021
“I’m very proud of her that was her initial reaction. I wish we, sometimes, things could be a little different because she is still dealing with this mentally.” The mother said.