23-year-old John Zachary DesJardin was attempting to do a ride-by robbing of a 76-year-old lady on his bicycle when a Navy vet heard the cries for help and came to the rescue.
Kendrick Taylor and two other men responded to the cries for help and chased the thief down before he could get away.
“What if that was my grandmother? She was screaming for help, and that’s when I went over to help her,” Taylor said. “When I looked down I didn’t know if he had a knife or a gun, 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.”
And help he did. In the security footage, Taylor is seen chasing down DesJardin, who was on probation for unrelated charges, from behind and putting him down hard.
“When I got my hands on him, I just apprehended him and I told some local people to call the police and they got here and I kept him down,” Taylor said.
DesJardin was charged with attempted robbery and battery of a person 65 and older, according to WESH-TV.
“He definitely should face some type of jail time. He has to know what he did was very wrong,” Taylor said.
Here is the 23-year-old DesJardin after the arrest.
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The victim, Rosemary Carelton, suffered some minor injuries and is traumatized, according to her niece, but is extremely thankful for Taylor and the others who came to her rescue.
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h/t The Blaze
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