Here’s a newsflash for you. Criminals don’t really care about lockdowns, shelter-in-place orders or social distancing. They’ll attack law-abiding people no matter the circumstances, time of day, or infection count in their area.
Cleto Neri Solorzano a 19-year-old man from Fredericksburg, Texas, was just such an example of that fact. Was.
Just after midnight Saturday morning, he began pounding on the door of 73-year-old Curtis Roys.
As KVUE reports . . .
Officials said the homeowner, 73-year-old Curtis Roys, was asleep when he heard a loud banging noise outside. He then discovered a young man on his back patio who, when confronted, pushed his way inside through the patio door and began to assault Roys with a blunt object. Reportedly, he then put Roys into a chokehold, causing him to lose consciousness.
Roys’ fiancee, 65-year-old Melody Lumpkin, pleaded with Solorzano to stop his attack. When that failed, she retrieved a handgun from her bedroom and fired a warning shot. But that didn’t make an impression on the intruder.
When she noticed Roys was not moving, Lumpkin then reportedly fired another shot, striking the man in the head. When Roys regained consciousness, officials said they then called 911.
Solorzano began to assume room temperature not long after the cranial ventilation. In a surprise development, police believe Solarzano may have been under the influence of some sort of drug at the time.
Long story short, the two seasoned citizens would likely have been overpowered had they not owned an effective means of self-defense. One that’s easily wielded and can be employed by a 65-year-old woman under high stress in the middle of the night.
Remember, according to hoplophobic harridans and other gun control advocates, a firearm in the hands of a woman is more likely to be used against her. Because women are far too meek, weak, and incompetent to handle the responsibility of firearm ownership.
We’d guess that Melody Lumpkin would disagree.