Mother of five blocks gun-wielding man at drive-through ATM - FOX 35 News Orlando

Mother of five blocks gun-wielding man at drive-through ATM

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Angela Molina was depositing money just after 8 o'clock Wednesday night at a drive-through ATM at the Bank of America on International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona, when the unexpected happened.

She found herself looking down the barrel of a hand gun.  But instead of being afraid, she acted, fearing for the lives of her five children who were in the minivan with her.

"I just grabbed that gun and put my finger in front if it and shoved it away" she said.

Molina was hoping to deposit money before bills went through at midnight.  She was waiting for a receipt when she said she saw Nickki Pierre Charles walking toward her.   She said he forced her to make a $200 withdrawal, and then he took off down the road.

Molina pulled up a little to see which way he ran, so when she called police, she could tell them where he was going. 

"I just got robbed at the Bank of America, the man just ran down Frederick Avenue," she told a 911 operator.

During the robbery,  Molina said her kids, ages 3 to 17, were perfectly calm. 

Police caught Pierre Charles hiding in the back yard of a home on Magnolia just a few blocks from the bank.  Police said the $200 was hidden in his sock.

Molina is thankful that she and her children are alright and grateful to her church pastor for loaning her $200 dollars while police hang on to her money as evidence.

Police think Pierre Charles could be responsible for three other ATM robberies in the area in the past month.  They are looking through bank surveillance videos.

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