Jasmine Warren, of Atlanta, was recently a victim of a carjacking, but she didn’t sit by and let them get away. Warren fought back.
And in an interview with 11Alive’s Duffie Dixon she talks about her decision to fight back and forgive.
“This young man came up to me with a gun in my face, and in that very instant, I knew I wanted to do something about it. I wasn’t going to let him try to take my stuff from me,” she said.
“They were just as scared as I was. When I looked at that little boy’s eyes he was just as scared as me,” she said. “Honestly he was fumbling. It was a lot.”
With a gun pointed at her, Warren still didn’t back down.
“As many times as he kept saying that he was going to do it, he didn’t do it. He wouldn’t do it,” she said. “So I don’t know if the gun was loaded, you know you never really know.”
As police continue to search for the two suspects, Warren has a message for them: “I forgive them.”
“You’re wrong for trying to rob from me. It’s not the end of the world for you. It doesn’t mean that you can’t change and make changes in your life,” she said. “It’s up to you and I’m willing to help you make those changes. It doesn’t make you a bad person. You’ve done something bad but you can always be forgiven for it.”