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Texas Woman ‘Cool As A Cucumber’ Shoots Armed Robber After He Got Into Her Vehicle


HOUSTON, TEXAS — Unlike the bad shoot that we just reported on, this story comes out of the same state and happens to have a woman behind the trigger as well.

Except this time, the trigger pull was justified.

A woman in her 30’s pulled into a gas station and while she was still seated in the drivers seat, a man opened her passenger-side door and sat down. Once inside, the man produced a knife and told the woman that he was there to rob her.

The woman told the robber that she would hand over her cash and reaches into her purse, but instead pulls out her firearm and shoots the robber.

He was struck once in the shoulder and collapsed about 1/4 mile down the road while attempting to run away.


The robber was flown to the hospital because of severe blood loss and was last listed in stable condition. He now faces a charge of aggravated robbery.

This is a justified self-defense shooting. This is not.

This woman’s life was clearly in danger once an unknown man got into her vehicle armed with a knife. If that doesn’t justify the use of deadly force, I don’t know what does.

An important thing to note with this particular story is how important it is to do the following things when out and about: 1) make certain that you are always aware of your surroundings, especially when pulling into a new location such as a gas station; and 2) keep that passenger door locked while you’re in the vehicle by yourself.

You can even take it a step further and keep all vehicle doors locked until you are ready to get out. It’s good practice and is useful for your entire trip. Say you’re at a red light and someone tries to open your door. Once they find that it’s locked, they’ll need a second to come up with a different plan, and that’s one extra second you have to GTFO of harms way.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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  • David Wheeler

    Thank you lady for making this place a little safer for us all-glad you’re ok

  • yourseviceman

    It is funny how we have to take precaution because of the law , A robber want to hurt you and you can’t shoot them ASAP .OR YOU GO TO JAIL … IT WOULDN’T HAPPEN IF A ROBBER DIDN’T TRY TO ROB YOU

  • Woody W Woodward

    Good girl! The unamerican gun grabbers who actually do want to take our guns would rather that the thug had shot and killed his intended victim. They don’t have any innocent blood in which to dance. This also pretty well makes a fool of the “educated” person who last week said that women aren’t capable of defending themselves with a fire arm.

    • beenice

      Actually the gun grabbers would have rather her been knifed to death; anything but shot.
      Glad she was able to protect herself. That said, had she not been armed I hope she would have thought to exit the driver’s door post-haste.

  • Sean McCloy

    Another strategy is drive a hybrid you will get 45 mpg with a range well over 400 miles you will stop for fuel less and spend less time at the pump. My hybrid has a 11.9 gallon tank I can push it to over 500 miles per fillip. Usually I will do half tank fill-ups locally when on the road I can leave Baton Rouge La and not have to get fuel till Little Rock Ar.

    • maz2331

      Or just get a 6-cylinder car that has a 16 gallon tank…

      • Sean McCloy

        Get a good pump flow rate is about a gallon every 15 seconds 4 gallons a minute your car will take you 3.5 minutes to fill up for the same miles it would take a hybrid just 2 minutes to fill up. That means your car would leave your driver exposed for an additional 1.5 minutes for no other reason other than you had to have a 6 cylinder vehicle? Your call man but being frugal and smart is the way to go when it comes to getting fuel. I usually go to Sams club and Walmart they have the best price every where I go. Using them I can use my credit card for them and get a discount every time. Remember each gallon of fuel not only do you have to pay for it but you have to pump it too.

    • Staci Whiddon

      LMAO, I really hope you are joking. Seriously?

      • Sean McCloy

        I drive a hybrid I get fuel usually exclusively at Sams club or Walmart no I get to a station that have a lot of scum around I just don’t stop there. I have gotten out to pump fuel and drove to another location at the station if they try to approach me again I put the pump away and drive off before they have a chance to close the distance. I don’t talk to them I don’t have anything to do with them I just leave. Sounds harsh and cruel but I use to live in South Central where you are pecked to death by ducks with these crack heads.

  • J.w. Snyder

    Ok, look, it’s pretty simple. A car is an inhabitable abode and, when violated with the threat of imminent danger, you can shoot. On the other hand, if a criminal is in flight or fleeing, you can’t shoot. (and you shouldn’t!) Shooting a fleeing suspect (especially an unarmed one) that is removing their body from a threat of danger to you is only tagging you as the aggressor and justifiably with the tag of criminal charges. It doesn’t really matter if they are running away with your purse, those objects can be replaced. But, if they are obviously fleeing with your child, then I’m pretty sure the Grand Jury will consider the firing of your weapon justifiable (in fact, they will).

    Don’t flash your revolver in a Walmart parking lot. Don’t shoot a fleeing suspect. Please defend your immediate area when attacked but let the police do the rest of the work especially when you ARE safe and the crooks are on the run.

  • Stanley B. Manley

    So WHY was she driving around with her passenger side door unlocked? How much brainpower does it take to lock all your doors and roll up all your windows?

    • Staci Whiddon

      Why should you have to? So, because someone else is dishonest, you should be required to inconvenience yourself? Too bad she didn’t kill the POS and save taxpayers a lot of money.

  • Teresa Thompson

    This is why I am glad I drive a car that have doors that automatically lock when I put my car in gear. My son’s car locks as soon as he turns his on. Glad she is safe. Could have ended much worse.

  • CMac

    Nice shot lady, good quick thinking too!

  • JeffreyC

    The fact that she only shot him in the shoulder and yet she wasn’t shot and killed in retaliation meant that he had no intent to actually harm her to begin with.

    • Ram6

      Read the story, he got in the car with a knife. He could have just as easily stabbed her and he had every intent to harm her or he wouldn’t have pulled the knife. What is wrong with you?!

    • Betty Riddle

      Some idiot gets into my car flashing a knife, i seriously doubt wanted a recipe. She should gave shot him dead in the head!

  • Rickey Lewis

    Common sence people. No need to shoot someone fleeing and never fire a “warning” shot, that is just plain stupid and against the law. If you fear for your life defend youself.
    We are not required to lock doors to protect intruders.
    I lock my doors at home to possibly spare some idiots life.I am not obligated to do that, nor flee if attacked.
    I had a guy in Dallas try to rob me with a butcher knife. He said ” let me rob you” I said “go ahead” he said ” no, really, I mean it.” I said “so do I ” he was a bit perplexed and went outside and faked a heartattack.
    The police came, kicked him gently and called him a ambulance because they didn;t want to do paper work.
    Had he come over or around the counter he would have been dead.

  • Paul Flowers

    many vehicles come from the factory set to unlock all doors when you unlock or open the drivers door, this gives them a chance to open another door and get in beside or behind you. there is a way to change it so only the door you open will unlock the rest remain locked at all times, there should be instructions on how to do it in your owners manual or ask your dealer, it only takes moments and should not cost anything. Especially in cities, I have had people walk up on the passenger side and try to open the door, the most vulnerable place is in parking lots where you can not really see between other parked cars.

  • rthomas4

    The only problem here, is she didn’t kill him. Now the Texas tax payers will have to pay for his treatment and then pay the cost of a trial………….and if convicted the expense of feeding, housing, and clothing the scum!

  • Malakie

    Bet she keeps her doors locked all the time now and checks her surroundings as well…

  • nilobee

    Suspect was flown to the hospital? As in flown in a helicopter?