Sunday, April 23, 2017

12-year-old girl praised as a hero

It happened recently near Williamsburg, Virginia. Brandie Weiler was driving the family van with her two daughters, Maddie, 12, and Mollie, 7, when she witnessed a crash ahead. She quickly pulled over and left the girls in order to help the victims. That's when a stranger, Paul Salsman, approached the Weiler's van. He reached through an open window to unlock the door and climbed in.

Quick-thinking Maddie screamed for help. But that's not all. She flipped the van into drive so the engine would not start, and then started punching Salsman hard. "I just went for it," she said. "Nothing passed my mind except, 'he's a psycho and needs to get out of the car.'" Even after Mollie had climbed out of the van to safety, Maddie was too busy punching Salsman to notice. It turns out he had tried to steal two other cars before meeting Maddie. He has been charged with carjacking, and hit-and-run driving under the influence.

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