What do you do if you think someone’s following you? How about if you know they are following you because they’re trying to play Dukes of Hazzard in order to trap you? For one Atlanta woman, the answer was apparently clear: get in a high-speed chase and then shoot the attacker.
A woman driving for a rail-hailing company in Atlanta’s Buckhead area had just dropped off a passenger. As she was trying to leave, a man in another car tried to trap her.
According to knopnews2.com . . .
According to investigators with Atlanta police, the woman was driving for a ride-hailing company around 11:30 p.m. She had just dropped off a passenger when a man, later identified as 21-year-old Tyriq Qwadere Wiggins-Younger, attempted to use his vehicle to block her from leaving the area.
The woman [then] fled, and Wiggins-Younger pursued her in his vehicle, forcing her to crash. Police say Wiggins-Younger then approached the woman, who shot him claiming that she feared for her safety.
She made the right choice. Wiggins-Younger was trying to impersonate a cop before the woman shot him multiple times.
Atlanta police told WGCL Wiggins-Younger claimed to be an off-duty officer attempting to make a traffic stop. He now faces charges of aggravated assault, impersonating a police officer, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug-related objects.
Police said if you ever find yourself in a situation where you believe you are being followed, call 911 right away.
Indeed, call 911 if you are being followed, but be equipped and prepared to defend yourself. Don’t forget that your vehicle is also a weapon in a situation like this.
The woman isn’t facing charges (yet) as the shooting is still under investigation by police. Expect her to lose her job as most rade share companies prohibit their drivers from carrying a firearm to protect themselves. But that’s far better than what could have happened if she’d been unable to defend herself.