Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Magnolia Mom Edition

“‘When I saw three of them, I knew I was in a lot of trouble. I said, ‘The TV is the most expensive thing I own. You could take that through the front door and go with it,’ and they said, ‘No, the money, the money,’ said Erin.” That’s the story told by a Magnolia Texas woman upon being confronted by three home invaders Friday night. She didn’t have any money, but to get them back to her bedroom — where her gun was — she told them she kept her bankroll under her mattress. That’s when her dog came in and started to bark, distracting the three . . .


“They all turned around and looked. I grabbed my gun, cocked it, I turned and shot him right in the stomach,” said Erin.

Two of the men escaped. Erin said she pointed a gun at a third suspect, but he went after her before she could shoot.

“We wrestled around in my bedroom and he came after me. I had my gun like this. He kneed me in the face. He just jerked the gun right out of my hand and took off,” she said.

Thankfully, all she came away with was a pretty good shiner.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said Adrian Granados-Yepez, 27, of Tomball, was arrested at Memorial Hermann Hospital Monday night, where he was being treated for a gunshot wound.

The other two are still unaccounted for. As Erin puts it so eloquently in the news report,

Protecting ourselves goes to our Second Amendment right to bear arms. And thousands of people died to give me the very right that saved my life.