When would-be car thieves spotted former NFL cornerback Robert Blanton bolt out of Kiddie Academy childcare in Edina, Minnesota, and rush toward them last Wednesday, they knew they had to flee.
Blanton, 32, is the co-owner of the daycare center with his wife, Erin, and was indoors with his daughter when he noticed a woman fighting one of the carjackers nearby.
Two guys confronted the woman at 4 p.m., according to Edina police. One of them approached her outside Kiddie Academy and demanded her keys. According to WCCO, she obliged, then grabbed her handbag and dashed for the daycare center’s locked entrance.
The problem is that the carjacker also wanted her purse, so he chased her down, according to the station.
Blanton measures six feet and one inch tall, weighed 208 pounds during his career, had 177 tackles, and didn’t retire for a long time, so he can still boot it like all pro defensive backs, as evidenced by security footage of the incident.
The suspects’ vehicles had been stolen previously in the day in Richfield and was subsequently discovered abandoned in St. Louis Park. According to the station, no firearms were used in the altercation, nobody was harmed.