January 5th 2016 - A 65 Year old woman who was ambushed while heading home is safe today, crediting her firearm for saving her life.
The woman, who is 4-foot-11 and 105 pounds, said she had stopped at Mobil on the Run, 1050 S. Willow St., at about 11:30 p.m., after leaving work. She told police she was on South Willow Street at a stoplight when she noticed a dark colored sedan behind her. She said it caused her heightened concern when it followed her into her apartment complex parking lot, so she parked as close to her building as possible.
She said the following vehicle parked close to hers and as she got out of her vehicle and headed for the building, she heard a car door close and a person walking quickly behind her.
She turned and saw a white male, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, who then ran past her and blocked her path.
The woman told police the man was about 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds and reached out to grab her. Fearing for her safety, she pulled her handgun from her pocket and fired, hitting Bontaites in the upper chest. Police said the woman has a concealed weapon permit. - See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20160105/NEWS03/160109650#sthash.nbLW3L7d.dpuf
This is another great example of how firearms protect law abiding citizen from criminals.