“Dallas police are investigating a shocking attack by a naked man who dove through a car’s open sunroof before assaulting the female driver,” wfaa.com reports. “‘A naked man jumped in,’ she told us, asking us to protect her identity. ‘He jumped in my car and he started attacking me . . . He started choking me, pulling my hair, pulling my eyes, and I couldn’t do anything,’ she said. As he clawed at her, the car skidded. Dallas police were there and tried to call the man off her, until they crashed. ‘I don’t know how much longer that attack would have lasted if [the police] weren’t there,’ the woman said.” Obviously, the man’s nakedness gives this story it’s piquancy. But there is a wider point . . .
Her attacker left in handcuffs for the hospital. Officers suspect he was on drugs. His victim’s car has $3,000 worth of damage she’ll have to pay for herself, but that’s not the worst part. “I feel more afraid, more aware of everything around me…like a prisoner,” she said.
A little more of that awareness before the man’s swan dive into her car may – may – have prevented the attack. An easily available firearm in her car would have ended it pretty quick, I reckon. And a firearm on her person now would help alleviate that fear. Equally, her ordeal reminds us that bad things can happen very quickly where and when you least expect it. Semper paratus peeps. Semper paratus. [h/t DD]