Daniel Mobley was at the supermarket with his 9-year-old daughter, Journee Nelson, when Demetrius Jackson attacked them in the parking lot.
Surveillance cameras captured the moment he was clearly trying to steal Daniel’s bag, pushing her violently and causing her to fall to the ground.
“As we were leaving the store, I glanced at him briefly, then looked at the car and opened the door,” Journee recalled. “And the next moment he was already running towards my mother.”
The child had no time to think. The thief reached for his belt as if he were going to pull out a gun, threatening Daniel. “You’re going to force me to shoot,” he shouted.
Journee approached him discreetly and suddenly attacked him! First, she hit him repeatedly in the head and legs, knocking him off balance, then chased him as he fled the scene. In fact, Journee chased the man four houses down the street until he got away.
Police then arrested him two days later. Despite police recommendations to avoid confrontations with criminals, they highly appreciated Journee’s courage in this dangerous situation!
“In difficult times, people are capable of incredible actions,” said Police Chief Frank Adderly, commenting on the incident. “I am satisfied that the criminal was shocked when Journee delivered a direct blow to his face.
From the video, it’s clear he wasn’t expecting a reaction like that, and Journee’s actions were impressive in this situation. She showed exceptional courage and protected her mother. Ultimately, his actions led to the arrest of the attacker.”
Absolutely, this little girl’s actions show incredible determination and courage. His ability to react quickly and protect his family is an impressive example.
Her helping instincts and bravery suggest she could have a successful crime-fighting career in the future. Truly, this girl’s heroic act deserves respect and inspires others to perform similar good deeds.
Her courage and determination are a shining example to us all, showing how one act of kindness can change the world around us.