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Good Samaritans Come To The Aid Of Elderly Woman During Attack

| by Kathryn Schroeder

A 76-year-old woman found help in the form of ten Good Samaritans when a man tried to steal her purse in a Winn-Dixie parking lot.

John Zachary DesJardin rode his bike passed Rosemary Carelton in the parking lot and tried to snatch her purse, reports WESH.

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Carelton cried for help, and help is what she received.

A group of men came running to assist her, including Navy Veteran Kendrick Taylor, who was headed to the gym when he saw the attack happen.

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"What if that was my grandmother? She was screaming for help. That's when I ran over to help her," Taylor said. "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 and I knew she needed help."

Taylor sprang into action and ran after DesJardin, reports The Blaze.

"When I finally got my hands on him, I just apprehended him and told some local people to call the police  and they got here and I kept him down," Taylor said.

DesJardin, who was on probation for unrelated charges, was charged with attempted robbery and battery on a person 65 or older.

Carelton suffered minor injuries and was traumatized, but her niece said the entire family is thankful for Taylor and the others help.

Photo Source: The Blaze