A pair of Detroit carjackers figured Alaina (she didn’t want to give her last name) would be an easy target. A woman alone, walking back to her sleek black SUV. But these guys didn’t play around. Accosting Alaina as she walked to her truck, one of them started shooting as they attempted to steal the vehicle. Alaina, though, wasn’t having any of that. See, she’s a Michigan CPL holder, and she did what these guys never expect: she shot right back.
Alaina was shot and wounded. Her vehicle was hit several times, but she has a concealed pistol permit and she returned fire.
She doesn’t know if she hit any of the thugs and now she’s left with an undriveable, bullet-riddled SUV and a hole in her left hand from an “AK.” She had to leave her job waiting tables, plus she has three small children to care for. But Alaina’s life could be a lot worse. As in her could be over.
“If I didn’t, I believe they would have shot us dead instead of shooting and running. So I am glad that I did have my weapon,” Alaina said.