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Old 01-04-2012, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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This is seriously one of the best stories I've ever seen.
Totally agree! What a brave woman!
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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I would be proud of her if she were my daughter. It is horrible what she had to go through. Shooting someone cannot be an easy thing to deal with. Amazing lady.


She should have shot him twice though. You do nto want him to get up and take the gun and use it on you. Everyone should get some training if they are going to use guns for self defense.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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Wow! 18yrs old and already through so much! She is so strong, I hope she realizes that. She was so calm on the phone during that call as well.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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She should have shot him twice though. You do nto want him to get up and take the gun and use it on you. Everyone should get some training if they are going to use guns for self defense.
She didn't have to. She used a 12 gauge shotgun at close range. Perfect weapon in that situation.

Amazing presence of mind. She's a heroine for saving herself and her child. And I hope they give the dispatcher a raise. She was pretty awesome herself.

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Old 01-04-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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Am I the only one who is wondering why it took over 20 minutes for the police to arrive...?

Edit to add: It didnt say that in that video linked, but in this article it says she was on the phone with the dispatcher for over 20 mins: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_1...new-years-eve/

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McKinley called 911 and was on the phone with the operator during the entire 21 minute ordeal.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I'm thinking this young mom was just in survival mode period.

Think about it - she just lost her husband days ago to cancer and has a newborn baby to care for.

In that mindset I can just picture her angrily saying to herself "oh hell no!" before she pulled that trigger.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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She should have shot him twice though. You do nto want him to get up and take the gun and use it on you. Everyone should get some training if they are going to use guns for self defense.
She used a SHOT GUN at short range. One shot was enough. Just imagine the mess that made.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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Am I the only one who is wondering why it took over 20 minutes for the police to arrive...?
It's probably a very rural area. She lives in Oaklahoma.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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She didn't have to. She used a 12 gauge shotgun at close range. Perfect weapon in that situation.
Yep. She had a handgun and a shot gun. She chose to use the right one.

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And I hope they give the dispatcher a raise. She was pretty awesome herself.
I loved when she said, "I can't tell you to shoot someone, but you do what you have to do."
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I loved when she said, "I can't tell you to shoot someone, but you do what you have to do."
If there is an award for "best dispatcher response ever," she should get it. I am overwhelmed by how well the mother and the dispatcher handled this.
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