by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
A woman out shopping for Easter dinner stopped at a busy car wash, and nearly didn’t come home.
A Good Samaritan shot a would-be carjacker in Georgia as the woman, whose vehicle was being stolen — just as she was washing her car — jumped on the hood and tried to stop the thief from driving away. OV had the details:
Surveillance video showed the woman clinging to her white Honda after one of four suspects got in and began to drive away. The driver picked up speed as he attempted to flee the scene, but the Good Samaritan – identified as a city worker who was getting his car washed – noticed the theft unfolding and ran after the car with his gun drawn.
Just seconds later, the armed man shot the driver and thwarted the attempted carjacking. The woman was able to safely slide off the hood, but witnesses said she might not have been so lucky had the Good Samaritan not intervened.
Now of course she strategy for stopping the thugs was not advisable, but she clearly acted out of rage.
“She would have died. He came by with the car. He picked up speed. She was on the hood and I saw her starting to get off the hood,” witness Tasha Orr said. “He picked up speed. He was going to go across there, and if that guy didn’t shoot she probably would end up losing her life.” Another witness, Arthur Lee, echoed Orr’s statement. “Something could have happened, because she wasn’t letting go until that car would have thrown her off,” Lee said.
The suspect that was shot suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He will be charged with aggravated assault and theft by taking motor vehicle.
His three accomplices were able to get away from the scene. Smyrna police are seeking 3 Black males, around the ages of 17-19, and will be releasing photos to the public in the next few hours, if they are not yet apprehended.
A very timely intervention by this woman’s armed angel.
As John S. Roberts put it:
In Luke 10:25-37 we learn of the Parable of the Good Samaritan in which Jesus speaks about a man left for dead who was avoided by a priest and a Levite before eventually being helped by a Samaritan.
What the parable boils down to is that helping a neighbor in their time of need is why we’re here.
Also, if this isn’t a decent enough reason for concealed carry without a permit, little else will be to the left.