A woman from Alberton, a city in South Africa, was hailed as a hero after a video of her single-handedly tackling a group of armed attackers went viral.
The 42-year-old woman, whose name is unknown, rammed her car into the gang that accosted her in her own driveway after driving up in their own vehicle. According to News24, a police investigation revealed that the men had followed her and her daughter as they drove home from a mall.
“I was ready to open the boot to my car, when I saw the white car behind us,” she said. “I told my daughter, ‘don’t get out, just close your door’. When I saw the men approaching us, and I saw their guns, I told her, ‘here comes trouble’.”
She added that she pressed a panic button and tried to keep her 16-year-old daughter calm in the time it would take for help to arrive. But then she decided to act. “Before I realised it, the car was in reverse. I thought if I could only ram them past the gate, we could close it behind us.”
The men immediately left the scene and were caught two days later by the police, News24 reported.