Jason Morris

Jason Morris stops a purse snatcher March ’12

ts 7:55am Friday morning, no morning coffee yet..a beautiful sunny morning on my way to work, driving through china town … And a helpless older Chinese lady is running after a drug addict that just stole her purse… Long story short … 1 minute later i almost broke his arm and she has her purse back.

 

I didn’t think about whether or not i should help the woman or not, it was a no brainer, i drove 2 blocks and jumped out of my van and took him down fast and i don’t even remember taking him to the ground but i did hear the female police officer remark that she liked the hold i had him in. Even though the guy was 175lbs and obviously heavier than i was my training kicked in and i didn’t even think about what i was doing, that’s why after 2 seconds when i had him pinned to the center line of the street and the guy was saying oww! and that he wasn’t going to move and i realized that I did something right! The police came within seconds and the older Chinese lady got her purse back and all her belonging, she was really grateful and that made my day! Thinking back yes it was risky for me to intervening but i felt very confident in my abilities and i am glad the guy didn’t try to resist as i seriously think things would of been a lot worse for him. I was glad to help and the smile on the lady’s face was worth every penny of my efforts!

Jason Morris
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