When a burglar advances on a drawn gun, it’s never a good sign for the homeowner. Or the homeowner’s daughter, if she’s the one holding the gun. But that’s what happened recently in normally quiet Bloomington, Illinois. A burglar in the garage tripped an alarm in the middle of the night. From there, things quickly got exciting for all involved.
When they heard their burglar alarm trip, two women visiting their parents for dad’s 75th birthday went out to the garage to investigate. Thankfully, the mother gave one of the daughters a little .32 revolver, just in case. It turns out that little act might have saved all their lives.
As the two ladies walked out into the garage, they encountered a brazen burglar. Mykale Davis, according to police, hadn’t only poked around looking through drawers, but he’d helped himself to a soft drink from the refrigerator. When confronted with a woman armed with a revolver and another woman with a pipe, he charged the woman with the gun.
He tackled her and at some point, the woman managed to shoot him. The gunshot provided the young hoodlum with sufficient motivation to abandon his attack and flee. Police showed up a couple of minutes later after the burglar fled.
It didn’t take long to find him. Our young punk got two blocks before he called for an ambulance. When asked, of course, he didn’t know who shot him or why. The cops put two and two together
“Anything could have happened by just the way he lunged at me, and I had the gun in his face and told him not to come out because I would shoot,” said Kim Sinnott of Hamilton, Ohio. “He probably thought I wouldn’t shoot.” …
“I told him that I had a gun. I was standing there looking at him with the gun pointing at him,” said Sinnott. “I told him a hundred times not to come out because I had a gun and that I would shoot and that we were waiting for the cops, that we had the cops on the line right now.”
The intruder opened up the overhead garage door and “lunged at me and tackled me, and we wrestled all the way over to my sister’s car,” said Sinnott.
“He grabbed me and pulled me down and that’s when I shot (him), and he ran off that way,” she said, pointing to the 900 block of Clayton Street where police apprehended the suspect.
“When he grabbed me and pulled me down I was fearing for my life,” said Sinnott. “I shot him just for him to let me go. I don’t know if it was in the leg or in the foot. I was scared to death.”
The suspect, 21-year-old Mykale B. Davis of Bloomington, was taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. He has been charged with one count of burglary and one count of battery.
If Mr. Davis chose to attack someone pointing a gun at him, imagine what might have happened if Ms. Sinnott hadn’t been armed. The only thing that stops a bad person with evil in their hearts is a good guy (or gal) with a gun.