'I Had to Save My Mom:' 9-Year-Old Girl Fights off Robber That Attacked Her Mother

Brittany Chalmers
Nov 25, 2021
11:30 P.M.

This month a 9-year-old girl was praised for trying to protect her mother as a robber accosted her. The incident was recorded via a security camera, and netizens commended the youngster for her bravery.


A Florida mother was getting into her car when a man attacked her. The woman was saved by an unlikely hero—her little girl. The child ran around the car and fought off the man, later identified as Demetrius Jackson.

The incident was captured on camera and has garnered Journee Nelson a lot of fans. The West Palm Beach Police Department also honored her for her quick thinking and efforts.

Police praise a brave little girl who fought off her mother's attacker | Photo: Facebook/westpalmbeachpolice

Police praise a brave little girl who fought off her mother's attacker | Photo: Facebook/westpalmbeachpolice


Nelson's mom, Danielle Mobley, loaded her groceries into her car after shopping at the Sabor Tropical Supermarket. Jackson saw it as a perfect opportunity to attack the woman, but he underestimated the little girl.


She threw a few punches his way and did whatever she could to stop him from injuring her mom. Nelson said: "I fought back. I had to save my mom."


Jackson purportedly tried to grab her purse and told her to let go of it or else he would hit her. The camera footage showed just how quickly everything transpired. The police were also able to apprehend the suspect.

Nelson, on the other hand, visited the police department for a different reason. She was handed a medal and a certificate for her courageous actions. In a post shared on their Facebook page, they detailed their pride regarding the girl.



The police chief at the station, Frank Adderley, expressed:

"I wouldn't recommend that you confront an individual like that, but in the heat of the moment things happen. I bet he was shocked when she kicked him right in the face."

While the mother is grateful for her daughter's actions, she shared: "I'm very proud that was her initial reaction. I wish, sometimes, things could be a little different because she is still dealing with this mentally."



People pointed out that things could have turned out much differently and urged others to be vigilant of bystanders preying on them. Still, many netizens applauded the girl for saving her mom.

One user wrote: "Brave little girl, more heart than a lot of people." Another added: "Our country needs more kids that have the know-how to protect themselves and others."


A few commenters pointed out that she had the heart of a lion and were amazed at her reaction and lack of fear. Fortunately, the youngster and her mother left the situation unharmed.

As highlighted by many netizens, people must be equipped with the needed skills to protect themselves from criminals. It can make all the difference when danger approaches unexpectedly.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy

news.AmoMama.com does not support or promote any kind of violence, self-harm, or abusive behavior. We raise awareness about these issues to help potential victims seek professional counseling and prevent anyone from getting hurt. news.AmoMama.com speaks out against the above mentioned and news.AmoMama.com advocates for a healthy discussion about the instances of violence, abuse, sexual misconduct, animal cruelty, abuse etc. that benefits the victims. We also encourage everyone to report any crime incident they witness as soon as possible.

Related posts

9-Year-Old Boy Killed after He Got off the School Bus: ‘It Is Absolutely Devastating for This Family'

January 19, 2024

Two Little Sisters Go Missing after Last Seen in Pajamas in Their Home at 11 p.m.

January 26, 2024

13-Year-Old Daughter Yells ‘You’re a Maid!’ at Nanny, Unaware Mom Came Home Early & Heard This

December 28, 2023

Brave Girl, 14, Saves Runaway School Bus Full of Kids from Colliding with Gas Station: ‘Everyone Was Freaking Out’

November 30, 2023

People Ignore Single Mom-Of-Four Stranded with Her Kids, Elderly Man Knocks Her Car Window

February 07, 2024

Yessica Kumala: The Life Story of Josh Holloway’s Wife

November 28, 2023

Happy Girl, 5, Starts Coming from School Distressed & Shaking – Mom Secretly Put Mini Recorder in Her Scrunchie

December 07, 2023

Dad & Fiancée Exclude His Daughter from Their Wedding after She Bought a Dress & Shoes for It

December 19, 2023

Girl Gets Hair Done for Her Birthday and Father and Stepmom Chop It All off as Punishment

November 14, 2023

My Heart Stopped after I Saw What My Mother-in-Law Did to My Son on His 2nd Birthday

February 29, 2024

My Heart Stopped after I Saw What My Mother-in-Law Did to My Son on His 2nd Birthday

May 03, 2024

‘Healthy’ 4th Grader Shot While Sitting in the Living Room & Waiting for His Brother to Check His Homework

November 23, 2023

Mom Who Dresses 6-Week-Old Baby in Posh Brands Earns Mixed Reactions on Daughter's Name

February 28, 2024

Mom Sees Daughter Crying behind Daycare Door, Finds Out Employees Locked Her inside Alone

November 19, 2023