Thanks to a responsible gun owner, one pregnant pizza delivery woman is alive and unharmed after a frightening ordeal.
The woman was out on a delivery to an Atlanta home one evening when three people approached her from the back side of the house.
One of them began hitting the woman with a handgun and demanding the keys to her car.
“The victim advised that one of the males was holding a black handgun,” Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty said. “At that time, the male with the gun started to strike the victim with the weapon and demanded the keys to her vehicle.”
The delivery woman refused and fought off the attackers before fleeing, but they quickly caught up with her at a nearby home.
Thankfully, Dennis Madaris heard the woman screaming for help and leaped into action.
The man quickly pulled out his own gun and pointed it at the suspects, demanding they drop their weapons and step away from the woman.
The attackers immediately dropped the weapon and ran off.
“When I came around the corner here, I saw three people were beating on this lady. One of them had a gun,” Madaris said to Channel 2 Action News.
“One of them turned around, and he had the gun in his hand. And I told him, ‘Drop the gun or I’ll drop you!’ And they threw the gun down, and all three of them took off.”
The attackers didn’t get far though, and according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, police later detained a male and female, both 16 years old.
They are currently in custody facing charges including aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a controlled substance, criminal attempt to commit robbery, and obstruction of officers.
Being able to defend yourself and others is a human right. And when a responsible gun owner stops a criminal with a gun, it’s clear that right deserves to be defended too.
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