An attacker in New Orleans discovered he’d committed an error in the victim selection process when he tried to force his way into a car driven by a woman with her toddler in the back seat. Instead of robbing or carjacking her, the thug fled empty-handed as the woman, a long-time Air Force veteran, pulled a gun, ready to provide some ballistic dissuasion.
As WDSU reports . . .
[Charise] Taylor said she was headed to pick up her husband on Friday. She was stuck in gridlock traffic, she said a group in a truck motioned to her to get over. So, she let them. Next thing she knows a man comes up to her passenger door.
“So, as he comes up he’s close and he’s pretty aggressive trying to get the car door open makes eye contact with me he’s still trying to get it open a couple times,” Taylor said.
Taylor said she picked up her gun.
“It’s locked and loaded,” she recalled saying.
The bad guy decided he didn’t want to meet his maker that day and retreated.
Taylor, the would-be victim, survived the encounter alive and physically unhurt. She didn’t lose anything except her peace of mind.
“You shouldn’t have to navigate your own city like a war zone. It’s un-American,” Taylor said. “The crime is out of control and it’s terrifying. At this point, having to use the same tactics in an American city that you use in Iraq and Afghanistan simply to navigate through the city, it’s scary and I’m not the only mom feeling this way.”
— AUBRY KILLION (@AubryKWDSU) February 14, 2022
And the New Orleans police? They seem to be doing their part to paper over the true extent of the crime problem in their city, which is consistently listed among the cities with the most violent crime in the nation. They classified the attempted armed robbery or carjacking as a “disturbance.”
From the WDSU story . . .
Taylor said she didn’t fire but was ready to. She said the man eventually ran off. Taylor said what also has her on edge is police classified the crime as a disturbance.
NOPD issued had this to say . . .
“The NOPD is actively investigating a disturbance that occurred on Interstate 10 West at the Canal Street exit on February 11, 2022 at about 5:20 p.m. The incident classification is based on the available information regarding the incident at the time the report was written. We do not have any additional information to provide this time.”
Americans are increasingly aware of the proliferation of violent crime in their towns and cities, along with the prosecutors who enable it and the politicians who want to defund the police while hiring private security for themselves and their own families.
Great job to Ms. Taylor for successfully carrying out our defensive gun use of the day.