Surveillance video reveals Danielle Mobley and her daughter strolling as much as their automobile within the car parking zone. A person — recognized as 29-year-old Demetrius Jackson — then all of the sudden runs at Mobley whereas she is placing her groceries away, and tackles her to the bottom.
While there’s a wrestle for Mobley’s purse, Journee runs across the automobile to assist her mom, throwing a collection of punches on the thug’s face.
After being pushed to the ground within the scuffle, Journee obtained up — and chased the suspect about 5 blocks.
Jackson obtained away with Mobley’s purse, which contained a cellphone, gum, a number of financial institution playing cards, a Coach pockets, $40 money and her hid carry allow, The Miami Herald reported citing an arrest affidavit.
Cops caught up with Jackson two days after the assault and charged him with theft and battery.
West Palm Beach Chief Frank Adderley counseled the pint-sized crime fighter for her bravery, however the native police chief cautioned residents in opposition to taking issues into their very own arms.
“I wouldn’t recommend that you confront an individual like that, but in the heat of the moment things happen,” Adderley mentioned whereas honoring Journee. “I bet he was shocked … because [you] 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.”
“I’m very proud of her; that was her initial reaction,” Mobley informed WSVN. “I wish … sometimes things could be a little different because she is still dealing with this mentally.”