Maggie Mejias said she was in her sport utility vehicle with her granddaughter and a friend, Lisa Perez, in a grocery store parking lot in Deltona around noon on Friday when a man jumped in their vehicle.
According to WESH, the gunman demanded Mejias’ purse and then pointed a gun at them and Mejias’ 2-year-old grandchild. Bad move — because this particular grandma took offense to him pointing a gun at her grandchild and fought back.
Mejias wrestled with the gunman and managed to turn the gun to his forehead, with the trigger pressed. After some elbowing from both women, the gunman fled the vehicle and attempted to make a getaway.
Another bad move — because grandma decided to chase after him in her SUV. And she didn’t stop until she caught up to him. After she rammed his car, he fled on foot.
“I flipped. I went crazy. Look what I did,” said Mejias.
“He caught the wrong girls on the wrong time,” said Perez.
He didn’t make it far before authorities caught up to him and his cohorts. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspects as Aaron Voss, 26, Christopher Watson, 38, and Andrew Mielniczek, 28.
Voss was the alleged gunman and was charged with robbery with a firearm, child abuse and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The other two men were charged with principal to robbery with a firearm.
All men were jailed. Voss’ bond was set at $80,000 and the other two men’s bonds were set at $50,000.
“I’m happy. Less trash in the street,” Mejias said.
Take a look at the video below:
That’s one way to take down a would-be robber.
H/T Bearing Arms
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