Jarqueese O’Brian Henigan (above) approached the woman with a gun while she was leaving a garage in the 3700 block of North Fremont Street around 8.20pm,” dailymail.co.uk reports. “The woman handed over her belongings before Henigan sexually assaulted her.” Believe it or not, her nightmare was just beginning . . .
He then forced her into the trunk of her Mazda and drove off, stopping at several ATMs and tried to withdraw cash, police said.
Henigan crashed the car into a tree in the 11500 block of South Throop Street, about 22 miles south of the garage, police said.
Henigan fled and the woman managed to escape from the trunk before she was taken to the hospital.
He has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, kidnapping, vehicular hijacking, possession of a controlled substance, armed robbery and being an armed ‘habitual criminal.’
I’ve told my daughters: NEVER let anyone force you into a car. Make your stand outside the car, even if it means being shot, stabbed or beaten.
Don’t get me wrong. I can only imagine the victim’s condition after being sexually assaulted by Mr Henigan. She may not have had the strength or will to fight at that point.
The best answer, perhaps the only answer, is to stop the attack dead in its tracks. Avoidance is best. Escape is second. Force — including lethal force — is third. You don’t need me to tell you that a firearm is the best form of easily carried lethal force known to man. And woman.
Again, when I assert “it should have been a defensive gun use” I’m not blaming the victim. Mr. Henigan is to blame for this horrific assault and kidnapping. Period. Well, that and a judicial system that let a “habitual criminal” roam the streets.
I’m simply recommending that all Americans view the odds of a violent attack as binary. Either it happens to you or it doesn’t. If it never happens and you’re armed, you’ve lost nothing. If it does happen, you have an effective means of self-defense.
Realizing that a firearm is no guarantee of a successful outcome — especially against an armed career criminal. But a firearm dramatically increase the chances of emerging from a violent attack alive and unmolested.
Oh and I’m also arguing for perp perforation — provided the attacker poses an imminent credible threat of grievous bodily harm or death. Sometimes it’s the best thing. Sometimes it’s the only thing.