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Pistol-Packing Mom Gives Flasher the Scare of His Life
November 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Pistol-Packing Mom Gives Flasher the Scare of His Life

Posted by Maressa Brown on November 16, 2012 at 1:14 PM

gunIt's not every day you're going for an evening stroll with your child and have to confront a creepy flasher! But that's exactly what happened to a woman in Longview, WA this past Wednesday evening, according to local police. The 35-year-old mom, her 6-year-old son, and their dog were reportedly taking a walk near Lake Sacajawea around 8:10 p.m. when a man approached her "aggressively," fumbling with his belt and saying, “Miss, miss. Could you watch this? You need to watch this.” He then sat down and began performing a sex act, according to the woman. Ughhhh!

While I can imagine being totally freaked out and not knowing what to do when faced with something as bizarro as this, the brave mom took major charge of the situation -- and pulled a gun on the guy! She explained, "I put the magazine in my gun. I cocked it. I said, 'You need to leave or I'll shoot you. I’m going to blow your brains out.'" OMG!

The guy reacted just as you would hope/think he would -- by yelping, “Oh, [expletive]!” and running away. And after that, the woman sent her "well-trained Norwegian Buhund Hound" after him. Incredible!

Thankfully, the woman's son didn't seem too fazed by the unnerving series of events. She explained, "I had him turn and face toward me. I stayed calm. I didn’t raise my voice. I don’t think he knew what was going on." Whew ... Still, what a frightening episode to go through. And how lucky was it that she had thought to bring her gun with her?

Though this incident definitely proves that every woman should have some form of self-defense at her disposal. I'm not typically a huge proponent of owning a gun. Mace, pepper spray, some black belt moves, maybe. But clearly, this mom made the right choice when she did decide to bring her Ruger .380 with her to the lake. She said she'd never done that before, but she grabbed it on her way out the door this time, because it was foggy and dark. She also "just had a feeling." Well, there you have it ... Goes to show sometimes it really does pay to trust your gut -- and be prepared!

How brave is this mom?! Would you ever carry a gun with you like she did?


  • goddess99
    November 16, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    wow that's something you don't expect.. Those can be a descent size dog, I'm surprised he was stupid enough to try it with a lady with a strong dog. I would carry a gun and would have scared the hell out of him too. Good for her.

  • georgeisfun
    November 16, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    I have been in a few situations here in meth-town where I have seriously wished I had a gun. Kudos to this woman!!

  • Pammi86
    by Pammi86
    November 16, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Wow! But personally I would never carry a gun.

  • WonderWomanSV
    November 17, 2012 at 7:22 AM

     I have been wanting a hand gun for awhile. I'm really nervous about having guns in the house even though I was raised with many guns in our house. My parents taught us gun saftey and we knew there was a hand gun in my dad's night stand but never touched it.

  • MichelleMc
    November 17, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    I do carry concealed already, so does my husband. Kudos for her & she handled it great.

  • mamaslove11
    November 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    WOW that is awesome!!!!!!

  • jltplk25
    November 17, 2012 at 12:19 PM
  • splatz
    by splatz
    November 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM
    Crazy stuff.
  • Janet
    by Janet
    November 19, 2012 at 12:33 PM

     No, I wouldn't.

  • MistressMinerva
    November 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Good for her. But I wouldn't carry one.

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