8-year-old defends his mom during would-be robbery
HOUSTON — Two young children were sitting inside of a car at a Houston, Texas gas station when a man opened the door to steal their mother’s purse.
“We were just watching him, like what is he doing, we were just looking at him, and I blink my eye, and I see him open the car door really fast, I told my sister just stay here, don’t do anything,” said 8-year-old Jose Alonso.
Security footage shows Jose fighting over his mother’s purse with the suspect. The man managed to snatch it away, but that’s when Jose took matters into his own hands.
“I was scared a little bit, but I told myself just go with it,” said Alonso.
Surveillance cameras captured Jose as he jumped out of the vehicle, with only one shoe on, and ran after the suspect.
“I ran as fast as I can, so I reached in and grabbed my mom’s black wallet with her credit cards,” said Alonso.
The suspect was only able to get away with the purse and keys since Jose managed to hold on to his mother’s wallet. The suspect took off in a red Ford Expedition with a woman who was inside the SUV.
Jose was left in shock. But when asked why he made such a bold move to get his mother’s purse back, he had one thing to say.