7-Year-Old and His Stuffed Animal Fight Off Armed Robber

'Two left hooks while holding the Yoshi doll'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2016 5:50 PM CDT

A 7-year-old boy is being lauded for his bravery after he attempted to fight off a gun-wielding robber while armed with only a stuffed animal last week in Maryland, Fox News reports. According to the Washington Post, the boy's parents took him to GameStop to buy a Yoshi doll. They were in a different area of the store when two armed and masked men burst in and started demanding money. When one of the men approached the boy, the boy fought back. “He punched him,” the boy's father tells the Post. “Two left hooks while holding the Yoshi doll.” The robbers escaped, and police released surveillance video in the hopes of catching them. The GameStop's manager awarded the boy's valor by giving him the Yoshi doll. “We’re proud that he is a strong, brave young boy,” the boy's father says. (More stuffed animals stories.)

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