Welcome to Aftermath, a portion of our First Line email newsletter where Attorney Anthony L. DeWitt walks you through a real-life self-defense incident and shares his key takeaways.
Truck Gun Beats Robber’s Knife
According to WBAY news, a Wisconsin man plowing snow with a tractor was approached by a man who asked for $5. When the victim refused, the robber pulled out an 8-inch knife and put it to the man’s chest. The man told the robber his wallet was in his truck. When the victim opened his truck, he instead pulled his lawfully owned firearm and pointed it at the knife-wielding robber. The terrified robber escaped on foot. No shots were fired, but police were called.
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