BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN — One of the last thing any of us want to do as we are just waking up in the morning is to go outside and stop someone from stealing our car. However, one woman in Michigan had to do just that.
Police were called at 4:11 a.m. Monday to the 100 block of North Union Street. There they found a 33-year-old woman in a red flowered bathrobe holding the man at gunpoint.Via Battle Creek Inquirer
She said was just getting up and preparing for work when she saw a light on in her pick-up and saw a man inside. She picked up her handgun and phone and confronted the man. The man stayed in the driveway at gunpoint until officers arrived. He declined to talk with officers.
Red flowered bathrobe? Check. Handgun to hold bad guy until police arrive? Check. From the sounds of things, this woman is all business. As she prepared to get dressed for work she spotted someone trying to steal her truck. Rather than call the police and hope they arrive in time, she took matters into her own hand.
She grabbed her phone and her gun and went outside to confront the thief. She dialed 911 for help, but made sure the bad guy knew she had the drop on him via a loaded gun pointed in his direction. The bad guy was smart enough to realize he was caught. He wasn’t going to risk his life over a truck, and made the wise decision to wait for the police to come and take him away.
We love to see stories like this where a legally armed citizen is able to take control of bad situations. She wasn’t going to become another victim, nor was she going to wait helplessly for someone else to come and solve her problems.
Confident with her firearm and ready to protect herself and property, she confronted the situation head on. In the end, no one was hurt, a bad guy was arrested, and she still had her truck to driver herself to work.