Here’s the story from WSB local news.
An East Point man held a would-be carjacker at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested the suspect, according to Atlanta police.
Hashim Fannin, the car owner, says the attempted carjacking occurred just after he had pulled into a parking spot at the Family Dollar on Marietta Boulevard in northwest Atlanta earlier this month.
Fannin says the
man slipped into the passenger’s seat when his doors automatically unlocked.
“He told me,
‘You know what this is,’ ” Fannin said. That is when Fannin says he pulled his gun out.
“I asked him to get out the car, probably not in those exact words,” Fannin said.
“I told him no, there’s no leaving, leaving was before you hopped into my car … at this point there is not leaving,” Fannin said.
The car owner kept the suspect, Edgar Horn, 61, at
gunpoint face down in the parking lot for several minutes until police arrived.
“You were not trying to rob me
,” Fannin said to the man on cellphone video of the incident. “Do you just get into random people’s cars … you thought I was your friend … you thought I was your friend … so you woke up stupid this morning?”
When police arrived, you can see Fannin wave them over, and put his gun down. The police officer shakes his hand, before putting the suspect in handcuffs.
“Honestly, I look at it like this. That is one less guy I got to worry about bothering my mom when she’s out grocery shopping,” Fannin said.
According to a police report, the suspect was arrested for attempted robbery and entering an automobile.
I keep running into people (mostly women) who don’t understand why it is that law-abiding taxpayers need to be able to carry their own weapons in order to protect themselves and their families. The reason is that there is no time for the police to arrive when you are the victim of a crime. You are on your own. Or, as in the case of Baltimore, the mayor will just instruct the police to give the criminals space to destroy, i.e. – to commit crimes. That actually happens more often than you think in different times and places.
I like that the cop shook his hand, too. That would only happen in America.
Meanwhile, in the socialist, feminist United Kingdom, there is not only a ban on handguns, (with a consequent doubling of violent crime in the years following the ban), there is also a ban on righteous masculinity of any kind.
Look at this story from the UK Telegraph:
Police reprimanded a nine-year-old boy for using a broken ruler as a sword in a playground games of “knights and dragons”.
Kyron Bradley was spoken to by officers at George’s Bickley CE Primary School, Bromley, Kent.
His mother Natasha, 27, is reported to have burst into tears when she learned the news.
Two days earlier, she’d gone into school to meet with the head teacher following complaints Kyron had used a broken ruler in the playground as a weapon.
During the meeting, Ms Bradley, a carer, said her son, a Year 4 pupil, explained he had been playing a chasing game with two other boys involving pretend swords.
[…]Ms Bradley said she thought the matter was closed following the initial meeting with the headteacher until she was told the police had been asked to speak with Kyron on April 29.
That story is hat-tip Dina, who does encourage boys and men of all ages to fight against evil with force. And good for her, that’s getting increasingly rare among women these days.