Police honor child who used self-defense
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A 7-year-old girl was honored by police after fighting off two men who wanted to attack her.
A-Nari Taylor was honored by Miami Police on Tuesday for the self-defense she used to fight off an alleged kidnapper. "My momma always says that safety is first," said A-Nari.
Her mother said she tells her all the time to look out for strangers. "She watches TV, we read, we talk, and I tell her to pay attention to your surroundings at all times, " said Tanya Dingle. "You don't talk to strangers. I don't care if they ask to give you candy, a dog. We go through all the safety rules, and I'm very surprised because A-Nari is not a violent child."
Police said, on the same day A-Nari and her 4-year-old cousin were playing outside, David Moor came by and tried to take the boy. "The man started pulling him then we started pulling him back, and I chopped and kicked him, so he could let Brandon go," said A-Nari.
Tanya is proud of her daughter after she faced two men twice her height. "She always said she wanted to get into Karate, so this is the beginning," said Tanya.
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