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Oops! Tried to Rob the Wrong Woman!

Posted on | September 4, 2019 | 2 Comments


The unlucky criminal made a bad choice:

A woman shot and wounded a suspected robber who reached for her purse, police say.
It happened around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on Creekbend at Fondren in southwest Houston.
Police say Lachelle Hudgins had just parked her vehicle outside her home when two men reached through her driver’s side window and grabbed her purse. Before they could take it, Hudgins frantically reached into her bag and grabbed her gun.
“I couldn’t do anything except scream. At one point, they told me to stop screaming, and he reached his hand inside my car,” Hudgins explained.
Officials say she fired two rounds and the men ran away.
“It was all I had in my gun. I shot until I couldn’t shoot anymore,” Hudgins said.
A short time later, authorities received a call about a man found shot on the other side of the complex.
The suspect underwent surgery. He’s expected to face aggravated robbery charges.
Hudgins told ABC13 that she still can’t believe she survived an attempted robbery unscathed.
“I saved my life,” Hudgins said.

A panic-stricken woman with only two bullets in her gun, and yet she managed to hit one of her assailants? Pretty good result, I’d say.

If you want to read more about armed self-defense, permit me to recommend the work of my good friend Robert A. Waters. He has written multiple books about such situations, including The Best Defense: True Stories of Intended Victims Who Defended Themselves with a Firearm, and his most recent book, co-authored with his son, Guns and Self-Defense: 23 Inspirational True Crime Stories of Survival with Firearms.



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