2022 has already proven to be a banner year for carjackings in Philadelphia. In less than the first 14 days, police took reports on 100 carjackings. Then ‘jackers started running into concealed carry holders who didn’t fancy being threatened or having their cars stolen. The latest example of an armed vehicle owner fighting back happened Tuesday.
An Acura owner was confronted by thieves on a city street when he found them trying to steal his car. One thing led to another and the victim shot one of the armed bad guys. Now, the dead criminal’s family and friends are outraged — OUTRAGED, you see — and demanding charges against the Acura owner.
The dead would-be thief, Satario Natividad, aged 51 (more than old enough to know better) was trying to pull the Acura with tow straps. During a confrontation, the Acura’s owner shot Mr. Natividad.
The criminal’s two associates abandoned their thievery and hopped into their own ride to flee, but the wounded Natividad only managed to drive about a block before he crashed into a school bus full of special needs children. Fortunately none of the kids suffered serious injury.
As is often the case, the co-conspirators didn’t stick around to provide aid to their wounded comrade. Mr. Natividad bled out and was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital.
From the NY Post . . .
A Philadelphia man shot and killed a man who was trying to steal his car from outside his house, according to reports.
The licensed gun owner shot at least once early Tuesday after seeing three men trying to tow away his car, possibly just to rip out its catalytic converter, police told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The trio tried to flee in a gray Honda Accord, but it crashed into a school bus. Two of the thieves fled, but the third one was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital, the report said.
The shooting victim was identified as Satario Natividad, 51, by grieving relatives who demanded charges for the gunman, who was questioned by homicide detectives.
Natividad’s family have spun the incident as “merely” an attempted theft of a catalytic converter. More from the NY Post story . . .
“He did not have to come out and shoot him,” one of Natividad’s lifelong friends, Tanya Dunn, told the paper.
“It was a car! All he had to do is call the police. … You don’t shoot someone out in the street over a car.”
The UK’s Independent has some video.
Philadelphia, of course, is home to Soros-funded prosecutor Larry Krasner who has chosen not to prosecute a wide range of crimes, giving violent criminals a green light to victimize productive members of society. The question now is whether or not he will he choose to prosecute a lawfully armed individual who tried to stop a couple of car thieves.