Carjacker Targets 'Vulnerable' War Vet Mom, Regrets It When She Pulls Her Gun
Iraq and Afghanistan veteran defends herself and 2-year-old son
When a carjacker decided to pick on a "vulnerable" mother and her 2-year-old son, he instantly regretted his decision when his would-be "victim" turned out to be a war veteran who was "locked and loaded."
Charise Taylor, an Air Force veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was targeted by the criminal while stuck sitting in traffic in New Orleans on Friday, according to WDSU News.
She had her two-year-old son in the backseat when a man reportedly tried to enter her car through the passenger door.
The bad news for the thug, however, was this mom was armed, fully trained, and ready to utilize her Second Amendment rights to defend herself and her son.
Taylor said she is not too happy that she was forced to resort to such measures, telling WDSU it was something she never thought she’d have to do.
“You shouldn’t have to navigate your own city like a war zone," she said of the crime-ridden, Democrat-controlled city.
"It’s un-American,” Taylor griped to the outlet.
"The crime is out of control and it’s terrifying.
"At this point, having to use the same tactics in an American city that you use in Iraq and Afghanistan simply to navigate through the city — it’s scary, and I’m not the only mom feeling this way.”
Taylor was stuck in gridlock traffic when she let a group in a truck pass in front of her.
The next thing she knew, a man came up to her passenger door and tried to force his way inside the vehicle.
"So, as he comes up, he’s close and he’s pretty aggressive, trying to get the car door open,” she recounted.
"[He] makes eye contact with me; he’s still trying to get it open a couple times."
At this point, she aimed her gun at the man, warning him it was “locked and loaded.”
While she was not forced to fire, her apparent willingness to do so did the trick; the man eventually ran off.
To her annoyance, however, the crime of attempting to enter her vehicle was logged by the New Orleans Police Department as a mere “disturbance.”
"The NOPD is actively investigating a disturbance that occurred on Interstate 10 West at the Canal Street exit on February 11, 2022 at about 5:20 p.m.,” a statement from the department reportedly read.
"The incident classification is based on the available information regarding the incident at the time the report was written.
"We do not have any additional information to provide this time.”
Taylor described the incident as trying but said she would have been willing to do what she needed to do had it come down to firing upon the aggressor.
"The emotions — honestly your body takes on a different form,” she said.
"I stayed in my body, of course, but everything transformed.
"I’m trained to do this, I’ve gone to classes, I’m prior military; if I have to pull this trigger, that’s what I have to do."
Thankfully for Taylor and her child, she was both armed and well-trained to defend herself and the baby, should she have needed to.
Had she been the victim the crook was expecting, this story could have had a very different ending.