A regular night in Atlanta turned into an evening one woman will never forget.
Jasmine Warren was approached by two men carrying guns outside of an Exxon gas station, but she quickly sprang into action. Now, she has said she forgives the men that tried to rob her.
“They were just as scared as I was. When I looked at that little boy’s eyes he was just as scared as me,” she said. “Honestly, he was fumbling. It was a lot.”
Surveillance video captured the entire incident that went down on May 7 around 10:30 p.m. The men could be seen hiding before Warren walked out of the gas station. With his gun drawn, one of the men walked up to Warren pointing the firearm in her face and demanding she give up her keys.
“This young man came up to me with a gun in my face, and in that very instant, I knew I wanted to do something about it,” she said.
So she fought and fought hard. In fact, Warren could be seen pulling the man, who got into the driver’s seat of her car, out of the vehicle several times. He became enraged, punching and pushing Warren and telling her he’d shoot her if she didn’t step back. But she continued fighting.
“As many times as he kept saying that he was going to do it, he didn’t do it. He wouldn’t do it,” she said, questioning whether the gun was even loaded.
Eventually the men gave up and fled the scene as Warren ran to get help inside the gas station store. While police are still looking for the culprits, Warren had a message for them.
“You’re wrong for trying to rob from me. It’s not the end of the world for you. It doesn’t mean that you can’t change and make changes in your life,” she said. “It’s up to you and I’m willing to help you make those changes. It doesn’t make you a bad person. You’ve done something ... but you can always be forgiven for it.”
(Photo: USA Today via Atlanta Police Department)