Mother Smokes Thug Trying To Steal Her Babies Hours After Buying Her First Gun
A Dallas woman who got a firearm to protect herself didn’t know she would be using it just hours later after a carjacker tried to take her vehicle with her children inside.
According to KDFW-TV, Michelle Booker-Hicks shot a man who was making off with her car at a gas station in the southern part of Dallas.
At about 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Booker-Hicks says she was at a Shell station along Interstate 35 when she saw a man get into her car. Her 2- and 4-year-old children were in the back seat.
That’s when the mama bear in Booker-Hicks took over.
“I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out the car. He would not get out of the car. He turned around and looked at me,” she said.
“I reached over the armrest to get my glove compartment and that’s when I fired at him once I got the gun from my glove compartment.”
The suspect, 36-year-old Ricky Wright, was shot in the face just under his left eye.
Our genius carjacker still tried to make off with the vehicle, but he ended up running it off the road and crashing it in the fence for obvious reasons. He would proceed to collapse in the middle of the street.
Neither Booker-Hicks nor either of her children were hurt, thankfully.
“I wasn’t necessarily worried about my car,” she said. “I was more worried about my kids.”
Wright was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the hospital. The most recent reports indicate that he remains in serious but stable and stupid condition.
“Wright is charged with two counts of unlawful restraint and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle,” KDFW reports. “Court records show he has a long list of charges including assault and family violence, arson, theft, making a terroristic threat, resisting arrest, and drug charges.”
Wait, he had a criminal history? Quelle surprise.
“I’m not a killer or anything, but I do believe in defending what’s mine,” Booker-Hicks said. “I hope that woke him up.” Well, I’m sure once the sedatives, anesthesia and painkillers wear off, it certainly will.
Booker-Hicks is unlikely to face charges: “When children are involved, obviously the authorities are going to be very understanding of that,” attorney Toby Shook, who is not involved in the case, told KDFW. “The law says that if a reasonable person in her situation would have acted the same way, found it immediately necessary to protect herself or a third party, in this case her children, then that’s legitimate self-defense.”
“Booker-Hicks says she just recently got the gun to defend herself but didn’t think she’d be using it just hours later,” the station reported.
“She doesn’t have a license to carry. However, police say Texas state law allows people to carry guns inside their car even without a license.”
Let this be a lesson to everyone: The Second Amendment is our best legal protection for self-defense. If this had happened just a few hours earlier, who knows what would have happened to Booker-Hicks’ children? The same goes for if this had happened in a state where carrying is highly qualified or a place where guns are banned.
God bless the Lone Star State, and God bless America.
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