'They didn't stop': Florida twins, 6, hailed as heroes after using toys and hairdryer to protect mom from attacker
With the help of the girls, the mother Misheara Hill was able to retreat to a bathroom for safety, says police
MELBOURNE, FLORIDA: Two six-year-old twin girls are tagged as “little heroes” after they saved their mother from an attacker by using toys, a hairdryer, and a stick. The 33-year-old attacker, identified as Andrew Williams, is the boyfriend who arrived to attack his partner, Misheara Hill, at her home located on Caroline Street at Manatee Cove Apartments on September 13.
According to News 6 Orlando, Melbourne police responded to a disturbance call from the mother at 1.21 pm, in which she told police officials that she had been attacked by her boyfriend. The incident took place after Williams was asked to leave the apartment. The report further said that the boyfriend was “unexpectedly surprised” when the woman’s small daughters used toys, sticks and a hair dryer to save their mother. "The little heroes grabbed toys, sticks, and a hair dryer and began to fend off Williams to protect their mother. With the help of the girls, Hill was able to retreat to a bathroom for safety," the police said, reported Fox 6. Officers say that the 33-year-old suspect was fended off and fled the apartment and was eventually taken into custody.
The mother while talking to Fox 35, proudly called her daughters heroes. Narrating the details, she said, "He charged at me. I was begging him because I didn’t know what he would do to me. He turned dark.” Talking about the girls, the mother said, “My daughters are heroes, one took a drumstick and other one took hair dryer. They didn’t stop.” When the daughters were asked, “You would do anything for your mom?” One of them quickly responded by saying, “I’d die for mommy.”
Carrie Jacobs, a neighbor of the family, hailed the girls as heroes as well. She said, "They protected their mom. It’s a good thing they did that because their mom is still here today.”
On the other hand, Williams has been booked at the Melbourne Police Department and transferred to the custody of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Following the attack, he faces two misdemeanor charges of threatening to do violence and marijuana possession under 20 grams. He has been released on bond, however, he has been ordered by a judge to wear a GPS monitor and is due back in court on October 7, as per Independent.