When a Lakeland, Florida, mother went to her workplace to pick up her paycheck, she left her 17-year-old son in the car. Little did she know that within minutes, her son would transform into a superhero and defend himself against an armed robbery.
It all started on Sep. 18, after Kim Stewart parked her car and went in to retrieve her check. Her son, Nate Stewart, was waiting in the car when 32-year-old Luther Dunn approached the vehicle and demanded money from the teen while brandishing a knife.
Nate was able to escape the encounter by running into the store, but as he walked back out, Dunn approached him again. This time, Nate decided to take drastic action to protect himself and his mom. He opened the trunk of his mother’s car, grabbed a tire iron and gave Dunn the beating of his lifetime.
“Nate picked him up, flipped him upside down and dropped him on his head. I thought he broke his neck,” Kim said in an interview with WTVT.
Police were called to the scene, where they arranged to have the severely beaten criminal transported to a local hospital for treatment. He was then charged with attempted armed robbery.
Turns out, Nate’s action took a big-time thug off the street — Dunn happened to be a seven-time convicted felon.
As for his mom?
“I am very proud of him. I didn’t realize he was that strong though,” Kim said.
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