‘Bold’ Woman Chases Off Armed Memphis Robber on Video – Defensive Gun Use of the Day

courtesy fox13memphis.com

“’She’s bold,’ the uncle said. ‘She ain’t scared of nothing.’” It’s hard to argue with un-named uncle whose visiting relative was approached by a stranger who asked to use a phone and then for a ride before robbing the man.

The woman’s uncle, on condition of anonymity, told the local Fox affiliate that she and her husband were visiting him at his home in Whitehaven, a neighborhood in Memphis. On Sunday, a man wearing a light-blue jacket held up the husband in broad daylight. As seen on video, the suspect has his hand at his waist on what witnesses said was a gun.

When the woman saw what was happening, she came outside armed with her uncle’s gun.

“I advise you to back the [email protected] up,” she said. The uncle said the woman wasn’t trying to hit the robber with the warning shot.

courtesy fox13memphis.com

That’s right, she fired a warning shot at the bad guy as he ran away in a residential neighborhood. Not something we’d advise.

“She said she didn’t want to kill him, but when he fired back at us after she fired the warning shot, she said she was trying to hit him then but didn’t,” he told the outlet.

Thankfully, no one was hurt. And the local 5-0 are looking for the hoodie-clad man using the footage captured by the uncle’s security camera. Result.

comments

  1. avatar little horn says:

    perfect example of why you don’t do warning shots. those are for wild animals/dogs/etc. that you don’t particularly want to kill.

    1. avatar Joe R. says:

      “warning shots” are of Vodka, on your birthday before you slide off into boilermakers and tequila.

    2. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “perfect example of why you don’t do warning shots. those are for wild animals/dogs/etc.”

      Not even them, unless you understand *fully* the laws in your jurisdiction and the way you local prosecutor views such acts…

    3. avatar Art out West says:

      I had to laugh at the baby blue hoody. No self respecting thug should wear baby blue.

      I fired a warning shot into the ground once to ward off a large aggressive dog. I was way out in the country, at least a mile from any building. It worked. The big dog chilled out, and even let me give him some friendly petting.

      I was glad I had my .38, and glad I didn’t have to hurt the dog.

      1. avatar Lotek says:

        Actually the enforcement/hit squad arm of the crips wear baby blue.

      2. avatar Drake_Burrwood says:

        As far as I know dogs Don’t count.
        Dogs not Dawgs.
        +++X;B=3~<

    4. avatar ANONNYMOUS says:

      Forget about the warning shot …

      Her mindset needs some work. If she came out with a weapon drawn (or made a post presentation), after identifying ‘a’ threat –the time for talk was over right-then-and there! A firearm/weapon that is presented –is to be actively used without hesitation, if not, you could very-well become the perpetrator/defendant.

      I.E. the initial perp will say …

      “she brandished, so I protected myself from the visible threat of her weapon”
      … again, forget the warning shot. There was to much talking with a supposed weapon in plain sight and possibly aimed at someone, most definitely ‘pointed’ in a direction –of which the backdrop in a residential neighborhood is anyone’s guess.

      Seems like something out of a movie, where a gunman has a victim(s) get on their knees, then walks-up to them within arms reach, gun in hand –pointed at the vic’s head and starts talking to the vic’s –allowing the vic(s) to disarm them.

      If in fact this was a stranger not from the neighborhood and not in any obvious/immediate health concern, then ‘no’, I don’t have a phone, as for the ride, how did you get here in the first place?

      Would anyone like to add to this or, refute … ?

      1. avatar Big Bill says:

        “… as for the ride, how did you get here in the first place?”

        Obviously he missed his bus, and was walking to his school, got lost, and was asking for directions.
        Keep up with the news, OK?

  2. avatar Cooter E Lee says:

    Just in

    At least seven students have been stabbed to death and 12 injured in a knife attack outside a school in northern China.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “At least seven students have been stabbed to death and 12 injured in a knife attack outside a school in northern China.”

      Obviously fake news.

      Stuff like that only happens in the USA literally hundreds of times daily…

      (Is the sarc tag really necessary on that one?)

  3. avatar Geoff PR says:

    The video time-jump really left out a lot of things, like when the perp first ran away from the scene.

    Initially it looked like the guy in the background was just a passer-by to the events that took place…

  4. avatar Johnny108 says:

    Fuck warning shots!
    Ammo is expensive.

  5. avatar PROUD chicano says:

    Don’t tell me the good folks of TTAG are going soft. I expected so much more out of the comments section.

  6. avatar former water walker says:

    Sorry I just got back from an Avenger’s marathon…self-defense is no big deal even if the lamestream media thinks it is.

  7. avatar Floyd says:

    Memphrica!

  8. avatar James A. "Jim" Farmer says:

    Klamath Falls Herald and News: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
    Letters to the editor

    Gun rights should be kept strong

    “Judge sides with former prosecutor in $250K suit” : (Herald and News, Feb.10), elicits a revisit to the issue of deadly/lethal force and concealed carry. I allude to two past Herald and News letters of mine addressing this issue. They include: “Carrying a firearm is a serious matter, so….” (July 21, 2013), and “Common Sense in gun decisions a good thing” (Feb. 11, 2011), respectively.

    Both remain archived in the Herald and News.

    I again strongly endorse the writings of Massad Ayoob, former police captain, gun scribe, writer and national expert on deadly/lethal force, including concealed carry at http://www.ayoob.com. Also, his latest 2014 book: “Deadly Force: Understanding Your Right To Self Defense.” Massad Ayoob is also founder of Lethal Force Institute/Police Bookshelf in Concord, N.H. In “The Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry” by this author, Mas writes: “Fight for your rights (Second Amendment) and privileges.

    There are those in this society who work in a tireless, well-funded concerted effort to deprive you and your children of the right to self protection. You (the public) have a genuine duty ‘to you and yours’ to fight that. This is a civil rights/human rights issue.

    The great authority on common law, Lord Blackstone once stated: ‘self-defense is the highest of human rights’. Therefore, work hard to keep it, because powerful forces don’t want you and your descendants to have it.”

    Finally, Brian Jenning’s Wednesday, Feb. 8 article: “Ladies of Lead: Profiling the women who choose to carry a gun” (with online video) depicts over 4,200 women alone in Deschutes County (Bend), Oregon who collectively applied for a concealed carry permit in 2016. That indeed is astronomical!

    James A. Farmer, Ashland
    Now a resident of Merrill, Oregon (Klamath County)

    On the net:

    “Dial 911 and Die: The Shocking Truth About The Police Protection Myth” by Richard
    Stevens. The 1999 book by same author and title can be obtained from JPFO, Inc.
    at http://www.jpfo.org.

    I also endorse Paxton Quigley’s revised 2010 book: “Armed And Female: Taking Control.”

  9. avatar DrDKW says:

    On the video, I see a man on the right in the light blue hoodie and dark pants has his hand on something. But the person across the street is in a dark top and lighter-colored pants!

    DrDKW

  10. avatar OscarYeager says:

    Ugh, another negro gun crime. Im sure he is a gud boi, though. Probably an aspiring rap artist. That evil, racist, gun toting white lady should have invited him, let him have his way with her, and take whatever he wanted because…. slavery and systematic oppression. If this country would limit black ownership of guns and put violent, black, felonious thugs in prison for decades instead of months it would be alot safer and more pleasant all around.

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