Knives at a Gunfight
"When she pulled over to check her tires one of those persons in that other car got out and attempted to rob her at knife point," said Lt. Steve Coppinger of the Arkansas State Police. The woman was prepared. She had already made the commitment to not be victimized. She was a concealed carrier, and she was armed.
The woman pulled and presented her handgun, and the old chestnut of not bringing a knife to a gunfight fell into play. She did not have to fire a shot. The knife wielding attacker got back into his vehicle and vacated the scene with his partner.
Whether the men wanted to rob rape or kill the woman is unknown. They escaped in a black Toyota Camry with Oklahoma plates. Police are releasing few facts in the case at this time. Lt. Coppinger says if you are pulled over by someone you don't know, don't get out of the car. Use your cell phone to call 911 and ask for assistance.
Apparently, the outcome of this social interaction is lost on him. The woman did not survive unscathed because she called 911. She survived because she had a gun and the willingness to use it.
Labels: Self Defense