A couple of Florida college students pulled over to help what they thought was a woman needing help with her car, only to find themselves being robbed at gunpoint.
Two Florida college students were in Alabama hiking this past weekend. They saw a woman flagging the couple down, posing as a woman with car trouble. Once they got out of their vehicle, the woman pulled a gun on them and forced the couple to walk into the nearby woods.
The boyfriend was carrying a concealed handgun, and as soon as the suspect let her guard down, he drew his gun and ordered her to get on the ground. But instead of complying, the woman shot the boyfriend, and he also returned fire, hitting the suspect. His girlfriend noticed another woman in the woodline watching this take place. When she asked her for help, she ran off. Then she called 911 to report that her boyfriend had been shot. She attempted to stop the bleeding and gave him CPR, but he would ultimately die from his wounds.
The wounded suspect was taken to a hospital, and the police also caught the other woman, who was her accomplice. Apparently, the two had been living “off the grid.” The two women now face several charges, including murder, kidnapping, and robbery.
This is a tragic story that I wish would have turned out with the two victims being unharmed. But the boyfriend is being hailed as a hero because he saved his girlfriend’s life. Who knows what would have happened had he not had a gun and jumped into action when he had a chance? I only wish that instead of telling the suspect to get on the ground, he would have shot and stopped the threat when he had a chance. He would have been completely justified to draw and shoot. But at least he was able to save the life of his girlfriend.
It is hard to say this, but in this day and age, do you really want to risk your life by pulling over to help someone who seems to have car trouble? We need to consider these things if we find ourselves in a similar situation.