The Armed Citizen® January 5, 2018

posted on January 5, 2018

Quick thinking kept a North Carolina woman safe during an abduction. The woman tricked her attacker into taking her to her home, where her husband—who had access to a gun—was. The victim was working late one night when a man broke into the business establishment. The attacker, holding a sock with a pointed object in it, implied that he had a gun, manhandled the woman and forced her into her car. Keeping her wits about her, the woman told the miscreant that she had cash at her home and said if he drove her there he could have it. As the assailant held the woman in a chokehold and walked her into the house, her husband, who was inside, grabbed a gun and fired, scaring the aggressor off. The predator was later arrested and charged after he was found hiding in a nearby trailer. Authorities said the husband was within his rights to shoot. (, Norfolk, VA, 10/18/17)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
One afternoon, an armed robber entered a Circle K store with the intent to rob the place. Luckily, one of the store employees had a gun and decided not to let that happen. When the robber pointed his gun at her, she grabbed her pistol and shot him. He was taken to a hospital where, upon his release, was to be booked into jail and likely charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The store clerk is not facing any charges. (Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, NM, 9/19/17) 

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
January 1971
In holding up a Miami, Fla., restaurant, two armed robbers covered employee Patricia Hepburn, 19, so closely that her co-worker, Otis Shabazz, 40, could not use his pistol. Vaulting over the counter, Shabazz forced one robber to flee and held the other for police. (Herald, Miami, FL)


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