Mother Sees Son Trying to Rob People on the News, Turns Him in and Apologizes to Victims

Adrian Perry of Memphis was watching the news when she saw her son, Derriontay Perry, on a surveillance video trying to commit an armed robbery. She promptly called police to turn him in.

“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,” Fox13 reported. “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.”

“I want to thank you young lady for not coming out of that door and shooting my baby on sight,” Perry said.

Perry, who said she loved her son, explained: “This is what you call tough love something a lot of parents need to start doing.” She also apologized to the victims. “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.”

Derriontay Perry is now in jail on a $100,000 bond.