A Memphis mother took action when she said she saw her son robbing a couple on the news.
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Adrian Perry said she had no choice but to turn her son, Derriontay Perry, into police after seeing him in this surveillance video on FOX13 News Tuesday.
“I love him. This is what you call tough love something a lot of parents need to start doing,” Adriane said.
On Sunday, April 22, a man came up to the home on the 5000 block of Berta Road asking for a ride, and then pointed a handgun at the victim. The man's wife then came out of the house and saw what was happening.
She went into the home and retrieved a handgun. She fired one shot in the air, and the suspect ran.
While he was running, he shot at the woman who then returned fire at the suspect.
“And you out here armed and dangerous? No, I don’t condone that,” Adriane said.
Surveillance footage of the exchange went viral when thousands of people shared the story and video across social media.
A Memphis mother was watching the news and recognized the robber as her 20-year-old son, Derriontay N. Perry.
She did not hesitate to call the police. Officers arrested her son without incident on April 25.
Adriane said jail is the safest place for her son.
“I want to thank you young lady for not coming out of that door and shooting my baby on site,” Adriane said.
Adriane told FOX13 her son may not apologize for his bad choices but she will.
“I am so sorry, I don’t know how to say it enough. I am sorry that your visit to Memphis had to be like that because of my disobedient, disrespectful child,” Adriane said.
Derriontay Perry is in jail with a 100 thousand dollar bond.
Perry is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated robbery.
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