The Armed Citizen® May 12, 2017

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posted on May 12, 2017
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Sometimes, a warning is enough to deter a criminal attack. A taxi driver in Gates, N.Y., used that tactic to defend against an irate passenger. After picking up a female passenger, the driver took the woman to four different locations before realizing the individual would not be able to pay. The driver threatened to call 9-1-1 when he noticed she had a weapon in her hands. “She had the ice pick and was coming toward me, so I started backing up and she kept coming,” the driver told media. The woman attacked the car, damaging it, then came toward him. The driver warned her to stay away before drawing his concealed firearm. The woman paused and the driver hopped into his vehicle and drove away. The alleged assailant was later caught and charged by the police. (13WHAM.com, Gates, NY, 1/9/17) 

The Armed Citizen® Extra
One criminal found out that attempting to steal a car near a gun store is not the brightest idea. Early one evening, two employees at a gun store noticed an unfamiliar man get into a vehicle they knew belonged to someone else. The employees confronted him and held him at gunpoint until police arrived. The man was taken into custody and booked for attempted vehicle theft. (The Daily Herald, Everett, WA, 4/4/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
May 1970
Awakened by a loud crash just after midnight, Mrs. Leona B. Ciechanowski, alone with her three children in her Camden, N.J., home saw a man entering downstairs. She called police, then waited. When the man came upstairs, Mrs. Ciechanowski held him at bay with a pistol until police arrived. (Courier-Post, Camden, NJ)

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