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Off-duty police officer, mom hailed as hero for taking out would-be robber at Mother's Day event near school

Monday - 14/05/2018 17:00
Sao Paulo Governor Marcio Franca visited Sastre at her police station and honored her for the act of bravery.
Off-duty police officer, mom hailed as hero for taking out would-be robber at Mother's Day event near school
An armed, off-duty Brazilian military police officer was hailed as a hero Sunday after surveillance footage showed how she foiled a robbery attempt on a family near a school. Katia da Silva Sastre, 42, was standing near a group of women and children outside a Sao Paulo private school when the gunman, identified as 21-year-old Elivelton Neves Moreira, attempted to rob them at gunpoint. The women were celebrating a Mother’s Day event. Little did the gunman know, Sastre was carrying a pistol of her own and shot Moreira three times in the chest, according to the Daily Mail. The footage showed Moreia falling backward onto the street and kicking the gun out of his reach. Moreia later died in the hospital, ...
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