When John Zachary DesJardin tried to complete a ride-by to rob a 76 year-old woman, he wasn’t counting on a Navy veteran being nearby…
Navy veteran Kendrick Taylor was with two of his friends when he heard the disturbance and saw DesJardin trying to flee. The young veteran immediately knew he had to do something.
“What if that was my grandmother? She was screaming for help, and that’s when I went over to help her,” Taylor said, according to Conservative Brief. “When I looked down I didn’t know if he had a knife or a gun, but I just saw the lady — she was so old. and when he threw her down, she was so fragile and I knew she needed help.”
Security footage shows Taylor run up behind DesJardin, who was on probation at the time, and slam him to the ground.
“When I got my hands on him, I just apprehended him and I told some local people to call the police and they got here and I kept him down,” Taylor said.
Des Jardin has since been charged with battery of an individual aged over 65 as well as attempted robbery.
“He definitely should face some type of jail time. He has to know what he did was very wrong,” Taylor said.
Here is a photo of DesJardin after his arrest.
We’re glad this veteran was there to step in and save the day!