Navy veteran Kendrick Taylor was walking through the parking lot in front of a Winn-Dixie grocery store in Florida when he heard a woman screaming for help.
When he looked toward the direction of the screams he saw a thief assaulting an elderly woman, stealing her purse and trying to make a getaway on a bike.
Without a second thought, Kendrick, along with two others, gave chase.
“When I looked down I didn’t know if he had a knife or a gun,” Kendrick said, “but I just saw the lady – she was so old. and when he threw her down, she was so fragile and I knew she needed help.”
Kendrick chased the mugger and finally caught up with him, throwing him to the ground. He held him there until police arrived.
Thankfully the victim, 76-year-old Rosemary Carelton, was not injured except for a few cuts and bruises.
The attacker, who was already on probation, was charged with robbery and attempted battery on a person 65 or older.
As for Kendrick, he received the Medal of Merit from the Orlando Orange County Sheriff’s Office for his bravery, but he insists he’s not a hero.
“What if that was my grandma?” he asked.
Watch the incredible footage of Kendrick’s heroic takedown by clicking on the video below:
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