Thief Thinks Robbing an Elderly Woman Will Be Easy. When a Navy Vet Shows Up, the Getaway is Another Story

Thief Thinks Robbing an Elderly Woman Will Be Easy. When a Navy Vet Shows Up, the Getaway is Another Story

Heroes don’t stop being heroes when they take their uniforms off, which is why we see service members doing heroic things so often. Case in point: Navy veteran Kendrick Taylor, who intervened when he saw a thug trying to steal from an elderly woman.

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Navy Veteran Kendrick Taylor, tells Orlando News 13 that his core Navy values resonated loudly when he saw an elderly woman being attacked by a young man in a grocery store parking lot.

… He knew he couldn’t stand idly by and watch this 76-year-old woman get her purse violently snatched after being shoved to the ground.

“What if that was my grandmother?”

Not taking into consideration any potential danger, Taylor ran straight for the culprit, tackled him- hard – and waited for police to arrive.

His act of courage earned Taylor the Medal of Merit from the Orlando Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Taylor hopes this act will inspire others to do the right thing.

“I think us being Americans, [we] should just stand up for each other, just stand up for what’s right and not look to the other person to try to act on it but act on it yourself and that will make us all better at the end of day.”

This country would be a far better place if more people had the attitude that Taylor has.

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