- A 9-year-old girl in Florida is being hailed a hero for fighting off a robber to protect her mother.
- Danielle Mobley was with her daughter Journee Nelson when she was attacked in a supermarket’s parking lot.
- Security footage shows Journee throwing punches at the suspect, hitting him in the face then chased him away.
A 9-year-old girl in Florida is being hailed as a hero after she fought off a man who attempted to steal her mother’s purse.
Danielle Mobley was shopping for groceries with her 9-year-old daughter, Journee Nelson, when she was attacked in the parking lot of Sabor Tropical Supermarket. The security camera caught the moment when the suspect tried to steal Danielle’s purse, shoving her onto the ground in the process.
“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,” Journee recalled. “And then, next thing I know, I saw him running towards my mom.”
Journee immediately leaped into action. The attacker reached towards his waistband as if ready to pull a gun. “You’re going to make me pop you,” he threatened Danielle.
He didn’t see the child coming. Journee bolted around the car and came at him swinging. She punched and kicked the attacker in the head a few times. He was knocked off balance. When he bolted from the scene, Journee chased the man four houses down the block until he got away.
Police were able to catch him and arrested him two days later.
Police don’t recommend confronting a criminal, but they were quick to commend Journee’s courage.
“I wouldn’t recommend that you confront an individual like that but in the heat of the moment things happen,” stated Chief Frank Adderley. “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.”
The police department later awarded Journee with a special token of appreciation for coming to her mother’s defense and putting a brazen robber behind bars.
Source: Inspire More