Surveillance video shows 9 year-old girl fight off mother’s attacker

 

A 9-year-old girl is being called a hero by police for fighting off a robber who attacked her mother outside of a Florida supermarket. West Palm Beach police officials were so proud of Journee Nelson, they honored her bravery this week. She received a medal, certificate and a Target gift card. The attack happened outside of Sabor Tropical Supermarket, 5011 Broadway Ave.

 

Surveillance video shows Danielle Mobley and her daughter walk up to their car in the parking lot. A man — who police identified as 29-year-old Demetrius Jackson — stands nearby, next to large propane tanks. He suddenly runs at Mobley, who is putting her groceries away, and tackles her to the ground.

 

That’s when Mobley said she let go of her purse and he ran away. But her daughter Journee chased after him. “She actually jumped up and chased him four houses down the block with me chasing her, calling her back,” her mom said during a news conference. Jackson got away with Mobley’s purse, which contained her Samsung cellphone, gum, several bank cards, a Coach wallet, $40 cash and her concealed carry permit.

 


 

 

 

 

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