Ninety-Year-Old Woman Chases Down, Apprehends Mugger With Help of Good Samaritan

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When he saw 90-year-old lady being knocked to the ground outside a convenience store by an mugger who ran away, Robb Revelli sprang into action.

Revelli, 36, helped the woman grab her credit cards that fell during the attack, then asked if she wanted to go to the hospital or chase the attacker.

"If she was down, I was down to go get him," he said, "and we did."

The pair caught up to the attacker, 27-year-old Damarea Johnson.


"[I] caught up to him and put him in a headlock, and he started throwing money," Revelli (pictured), a former rugby player, told the Oakland Tribune.

"He kept fighting the whole time. I had scratches on my face."

As Revelli held the man down, the woman called 911 to report the crime and to praise her good Samaritan rescuer. "He's an excellent, wonderful fellow," the woman, who has asked that her identity not be released, told police on the call.

"I hope God protects him and blesses him for the rest of his life."


In a perfect world, the mugger's head would've been split open, by accidentally hitting the corner of a brick building. No waste of money, on a trial.


Good for both of them! It helps restore the belief that there are still good people out there! Thats a very big deal!


Of course it's a big deal!! Most people walk around scary situations. I'm female and chased down this man beating down his teenage daughter. Asked me what I was going to do.....kicked him with a round house. Just because your old or thin, doesn't mean you need to take crap. Good for this young man! Kudos to this lovely woman.