(Sterling Heights, MI) — Thinking of taking the dog for a leisurely stroll? Enjoying your time out in the fresh evening air?
Think again. Especially if you’re taking your dog for a walk in Sterling Heights, Michigan (or anywhere else) at night.
At minimum, make sure you’re exercising your Second Amendment rights in case of an attack.
According to a news report on Fox32Chicago.com:
A woman walking her dog in Sterling Heights scared off a man with her licensed gun when he tried to attack her Sunday evening, police say.
Police say she noticed a man get out of the van on the other side of the street and started walking parallel to her. Feeling uneasy, the woman, who is in her 40s, and a CPL holder, says she immediately put her hand on her gun that was hidden under her jacket. Keeping her eye on the man, and continuing to hold her gun, she got to the end of the street and the suspect disappeared. But then not even a minute later, that’s when he came toward her.
The woman says she saw the man holding something shiny, possibly a knife.
“She put the gun into the suspect’s stomach and said, ‘I don’t want to kill you,'” [Police Chief] Dwojakowski said.
Police say the man appeared shocked and quickly ran off. The woman describes him as a black male in his 30s, medium build, clean shaven, with a scar on his upper lip.
Hats off to this lady.
While she remains anonymous, she provides yet another example of a firearm in the hands of the law abiding saving a life.