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Hero Florida girl slugs mom’s mugger

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He messed with the incorrect child.

A 9-year-old Florida girl is being hailed a hero by native cops after combating off a robber earlier this month by slugging him in his face after he tried heisting her mom’s purse.

West Palm Beach police officers on Thursday honored Journee Nelson for her bravery in the Nov. 2 attack outside a local supermarket, giving the brave baby a medal, certificates and a Target reward card, The Miami Herald reported.

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.

“I fought back. I had to save my mom,” Journee told WSVN in Miami.

After being pushed to the ground within the scuffle, Journee obtained up — and chased the suspect about 5 blocks.

Demetrius Jackson
Demetrius Jackson could be seen on surveillance footage approaching Danielle Mobley previous to the tried mugging
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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.

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The 9-year-old protected her mom from the mugger regardless of her tiny body.
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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.”

Journee Nelson
Police cautioned residents in opposition to taken issues into their very own arms regardless of Journee’s heroics.
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“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.”

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