Sunday, August 15, 2010

You Go Girl!

Woman fights off attack, holds suspect for police
LAWRENCE — A would-be rapist got more than he bargained for when he grabbed a 31-year-old woman in the bathroom of her first-floor apartment on the city's northwest side.

The 5-foot-1-inch, 124-pound woman fought back fiercely, and the 5-foot-7-inch, 200-pound man wound up outside on the ground with a serious knee injury, waiting for police to arrive.

THIS. We need more of this. If you can't shoot them, stab them. If you can't stab them, hit them with a bat. If you don't have a bat, beat them bloody with your bare hands. Do not give in to evil. Fight it with every fiber of your being.

This woman is a hero, plain and simple. And I love this line:

And she has some advice for any woman who finds herself in a similar situation.

"Just fight back," she said. "Don't stop. Don't give in."

Exactly. Fight back. Not "give them what they want". Fight back. Don't cower. Fight back. None of this whistle nonsense. Fight back. Right now, the best tool with which to fight back is a firearm - have one, know how to use it, and be prepared to stop any threat you encounter.

Fight back.

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Andrew said...

Favorite comment, "I couldn't hit him anymore because my hand was killing me. That's when I picked up the trash can and I kept hitting him in the head over and over."


Toastrider said...

Absolutely perfect. Made my day.

Sarah said...

Hell, yeah!

Butch Cassidy said...

My favorite line was about how she screamed and stomped on his knee. As a person who has blown out a kneecap and undergone surgery to fix it, I can vouch for the fact that a bad knee injury is the most painful thing in the world. The mutant deserves it. Women like this give me hope for Mass.

Brad_in_MA said...

Butch, as a fellow knee-injury patient, I can second your statement about the degree of pain. I blew an ACL in a skiing mishap, and yeah, it hurt.

As to fighting back . . . what we have here is the classic case of Mama Bear protecting her cubs. I offer the following quite from the article as evidence:
Of her fierce resistance, she said, "Actually, I don't think I could have handled it any other way with my three kids in the other room."

Three kids in the room. Beat the foul bastard into submission in order to protect the kids. Mama Bear in the finest sense of the word.

Sadly, I also have to wonder when Martha "we really try to discourage self-help" will be filing felony battery charges on the intended victim.

For those in MA . . . write in Jim McKenna for Attorney General.

- Brad

Old NFO said...

Love it!!! :-) You CAN win if you really want to.

PISSED said...

Montes, who is already a Level 2 sex offender for a 1995 rape conviction...

Thanks Laxachusetts... hes out on the street and LUCKILY picked on the wrong victim this time.

Can't WAIT to here his attorney's excuse... the judge should put him away for good.

TOO BAD she wasnt carrying.. we would have had one less shitbag.. and an addition to Jay's Goblin list!! :)

Eck! said...

She did very well, If your going to fight, don't stop and when you do stop make sure they don't get away.

It only takes a few well placed jabs, hits or kicks to inflict amazing amounts of pain.

For people I have hope. For MA law not so much.


doubletrouble said...

Good on her!
However, "whistle nonsense"?
I believe YOUR whistle qualifies as the use of deadly force...

Dave Sohm said...

The knee is especially effective spot to aim your blows, it seems.

Lissa said...


If you can't shoot him, stab him.

If you can't stab them, poke your finger into his eye socket and pop his eye out. (It's tougher than it sounds, though, so you really gotta go for it.)

Ain't nobody a badass when his eyeball is doing a dangly.

John B said...

Lissa, have I told you lately you're adorable when you got the bloodlust?

Does anyone know for sure that fair maid got out of the legal system without liberal reprisal?

John B said...

and also why does Martha Coakley enjoy continued sustenance at the public teat?