Journee Nelson, a little 9-year-old girl, has been decorated by the West Palm Beach Police Department in Florida,
The events occurred when the minor and her mother were leaving a supermarket and heading to their car. There the thief approached the woman, threw her to the ground and began to struggle with her to snatch her purse.
In a heroic act, the little girl surrounded the vehicle and when she had a chance she approached and
After the blows provided by the girl, the criminal took the bag and ran, but the little girl had not finished and ran after the man for four blocks.
Journee Nelson received a medal “for her courage”, a certificate and a gift card to use in a chain supermarket in the North American country.
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
The criminal was captured two days later. He was identified as Demetrius Jackson, a 29-year-old man, and was charged with robbery and battery.
Police Chief Frank Adderley, however, stated: “I wouldn’t recommend facing such an individual, but in the heat of the moment these things happen.”
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