A veteran is being hailed a hero after coming to the aid of an older woman who was the victim of attempted robbery.
Navy veteran Kendrick Taylor couldn’t help but think of his own Grandmother when he saw a 76-year-old woman made the victim of an attempted robbery. He was on his way to the gym in Orange County, Florida when he saw the incident that got his blood pumping much faster.
“What if that was my grandmother? She was screaming for help. That’s when I ran over to help her,” Taylor told WESH-TV in Orlando. “When I looked down I didn’t know if he had a knife or a gun. When I saw the lady was so old when he threw her down, she was so fragile…I knew she needed help.”
Taylor didn’t hesitate to tackle 23-year-old John Zachary DesJardin, who was on probation for unrelated offenses. DesJardin was charged with attempted robbery and battery of a person 65 years or older.
Meanwhile, 76-year-old Rosemary Carelton suffered minor injuries and trauma. Her niece tells local news sources that they are both extremely grateful this vet was there to continue being a hero.
This just goes to show that not all heroes wear capes and just because the uniform comes off, doesn’t mean the duty goes away. If you agree, please SHARE with friends and family.
[Featured Image: WESH 2 News via Youtube]