Nyador Wal wasn’t going to become a victim. Her actions, fueled by that resolve, saved her car and possibly her life.
The college student was sitting in her car in a Walmart parking lot checking her cell phone when two men approached. One of the men opened her unlocked door and asked for directions.
Nyadoar told us, “I kept my eyes on him and said it’s that way. And that’s when he dug into his right pocket and he grabbed a gun.”
The man demanded her car keys. That’s when she got out of the car and grabbed the gun.
“I grabbed the gun and I told him you're not going to do this. I began to back him out and I held onto the gun so hard my fingernails broke.”
Walking toward the entrance of the store where there were more people, Nyadoar let the gun go, raised her hands and screamed for help.
“That’s when his friend who was with him ran before he could. That’s when the guy ran himself - the main person.
“I was scared but I was calm. He was afraid just like I was but I had more control over the situation even though he had the gun. I wasn’t going to let him do what he was going to do and I felt like, of course, my life was at risk.”
Nyadoar says she would do it all again but next time she will make sure to lock her car doors as soon as she gets inside,
No one was injured in the incident.
Police are still looking for the suspects. If you have information about the men responsible, call the police tip line at 444-7867.