Nothing like taking your pup for a stroll, only to be stalked and attacked by a perp in a windowless van.
An armed Michigan woman found herself in that exact situation, last Sunday evening.
Out walking her dog, at an apartment complex near 15 Mile and Van Dyke, she noticed an eerie van nearby. While it was on the other side of the street, she got the feeling it was following her.
“That’s kind of odd – that time of night, why is this van running? And it’s a black van with no windows,” Sterling Heights Police Chief Dale Dwojakowski told Fox 2 News, recounting the victim’s frame of mind.
When the suspect exited the van, the woman acted quickly. As a concealed carrier, she put her hand on the pistol that was hidden under her jacket.
The 40-something-year-old woman was ready, but she didn’t draw. Not yet. She lost track of the suspect for a brief moment. Then, he jumped out and surprised her.
“He grabbed the back of her jacket and tried to grab her and pull her towards him,” Dwojakowski said.
She saw him holding something shiny, perhaps a knife, according to police. Fearing for her life, she pulled her weapon.
“She put the gun into the suspect’s stomach and said, ‘I don’t want to kill you,'” Dwojakowski said.
That was enough to send the scumbag running for his life. The woman said he was a black male in his 30s, medium build, clean shaven with a scar on his upper lip.
Authorities are still investigating the incident. In the meantime, they’ve decided to increase patrols in the area.
Stories of armed women defending themselves do not get enough attention. There is a reason for this. It’s because it bucks the anti-gun narrative that women are hapless victims that are incapable of defending themselves. Think I’m being hyperbolic? Click on that story highlighted above about the Canadian Minister.
Gun-grabbers don’t want to empower women. They want them to be wholly dependent on government for their security. Because when the government fails to protect them, they can argue that it failed because it’s not big enough. The answer is always more laws and more government.
Thankfully, for that Michigan woman, she’s recognized this scam. She knows that she can’t rely on the government for her security. She needs to rely on the best person for the job. Herself.