FIRST HAND ACCOUNT: Darius Snodgrass Talks About Subduing Armed Robber At Dad’s Church
By Space Coast Daily // August 3, 2015
GUN, KNIFE WIELDING SUSPECT ARRESTED
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Melbourne Police Department arrested John Grace for attempting to commit an armed robbery of the congregation at the Christian Fellowship Church this past Sunday. Darius Snodgrass, the son of the pastor at Christian Fellowship Church, gave this account on the transpiring events Sunday on his Facebook page.
Please pray for my family. We were just involved in an attempted robbery and assault in our church.
No one is severely injured. He had a gun and a knife out and was telling us to give him money. He held the gun to my grandma’s head. He tried getting my mom to tie us up (me, Kaylee, and Kiera).
He also had tape and towels in his bag. He was going to gag us, but my dad rushed him and pinned him to the wall. I leaped at him and punched him hard in the face many times.
What’s weird is that I was like 6 feet away from the assailant, but when my dad pinned him against the wall, it’s like God gave me super strength in my legs to leap across the church. I basically flew 6 feet in one jump and punched him in the face. I knocked him to the floor and my dad grabbed the gun.
I continued to punch him until my dad told me to stop. I was so so angry with him. My dad told me to grab his knife so I did. My mom held her stun gun to him and my dad told me to call the police.
They came and restrained him and took him away. A lot more happened, but I can’t think straight right now.
We found out that it was a BB gun, but either way, he had a knife and a BB gun to the head can do some serious damage.
He was a guy that had come to church many times before. His mom and dad come to church periodically. We never thought he would do something like this.
It’s just been a crazy day.
– Darius Snodgrass via Facebook
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