A shocking video has emerged of a thieving thug who thought it would be a good idea to rob women and their children in broad daylight outside a school. However, a fed-up mom catches him by surprise and delivers instant brutal justice.
A community is in shock after an armed gunman approached a group of women and children waiting on a sidewalk outside of a private school and demanded money. Security cameras captured the horrific incident as it unfolded. The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Elivelton Neves Moreira, pointed his .38 revolver at the faces of terrified children and their mothers.
According to Daily Caller, the incident took place on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Moreira’s plan quickly unraveled as he pointed his gun at the victims and grabbed at the wallet of the school’s security guard. This would be the last time that the violent thug attempted to victimize anyone.
Standing just feet away from him was a 42-year-old off-duty military police officer named Katia Da Silva. As the suspect pointed his weapon at the crowd of women and children, da Silva sprang into action. According to Daily Mail, da Silva pulled out her firearm and instantly fired on Moreira, striking him three times in the upper torso.
Immediately, Moreira crumpled to the ground. He appeared to be begging for help and not to be shot again. What a far cry from moments before where Moreria was brandishing his weapon and pointing at the faces of children and their mothers. This guy just got a rude awakening from a fed-up mom who was ready to handle business.
Moreira was transported to a nearby hospital and was declared dead a short time later. Officer Sastre is being called a hero and rightfully so. Her act of bravery was honored a day later at a ceremony with Sao Paulo Governor Marcio Franca.
Governor Franca later wrote on Twitter about meeting Officer Sastre. He said, “I went earlier to the 4th BAEP in the east of Sao Paulo to honor a very special mother: Corporal Katia Sastre. Her courage and precision saved mothers and children, yesterday at the door of a school.”
Fui hoje cedo ao 4°BAEP , na zona Leste de São Paulo, para homenagear uma mãe muito especial: Cabo Katia Sastre. Sua coragem e precisão salvou mães e crianças, ontem na porta de uma escola. #PMSP #PoliciaMilitar #VcPodeConfiar #EstadodeSãoPaulo #GovernodeSP pic.twitter.com/Vi643s1M3e
— Márcio França (@marciofrancagov) May 13, 2018
As a token of his gratitude, Governor Franca presented Officer Sastre with a purple orchid plant at her police station on Brazil’s Mother’s Day. Sastre reportedly has two girls, aged seven and two. She has twenty years of service in law enforcement and is married to a police lieutenant.
Sastre’s husband, who was identified as police lieutenant André Alves, told local news source Folha de Sao Paulo that “the suspect’s gun fired once, but it is not known whether or not it was before Katia fired.” Alves also said, “The first shot ricocheted and got lost. On his second attempt at firing, the weapon locked. Thankfully she was faster than him because when a thug discovers their opponent is a police officer, he shoots to kill.”
Sastre, who had gone to an event with her seven-year-old daughter that day, later told colleagues, “I didn’t know if he was going to shoot the kids or the mothers or the security guard at the school door. I just thought about defending the moms, the children, my own life and my daughter’s. I had to act quickly to end his aggression and prevent him from harming anyone. I reverted to the training I have received.”
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Sastre also said that it was a woman who tipped her off that a robbery was taking place that allowed her to save lives. “It’s gratifying to have been in the right place to have saved all our lives,’ she added revealing she was first warned about the robber when a woman, in a grey dress, hurriedly walked past and pointed backward saying a robbery had just taken place behind her.
In my opinion, the armed thug got exactly what he deserved. None of the victims he tried to rob had done anything to deserve it. What a great reminder of how fortunate we are in America to have the right to bear arms under the 2nd Amendment because more often than not, crimes take place long before the police are able to respond.