March 9, 2013

"I love you, and I don’t love anyone... No, I don’t. I’m gonna kill all of us."

This carjacking story is the definition of harrowing.

30 comments:

Kev said...

(the other kev)

And by Democrat lights, that woman can't be trusted with a gun.

Own it, progs. People are nothing but victims to you.

edutcher said...

I agree.

A .45 would have been the end of it.

chickelit said...

Admirable mothering instincts juxtaposed with deplorable criminal behavior accentuates both.

Skyler said...

I will never understand why these stories always seem to end with he victim apologizing and forgiving the thug.

edutcher said...

Montgomery County MD.

She's probably either married to an Administration big or one herself and the perp is always misunderstood.

Petunia said...

Cute little boy, and amazingly brave and level-headed mother. Glad they are both okay and the criminal is going away for a long time.

Spelling pet peeve (one of many I have): I doubt the criminal yelled "Psyche!" More likely, he yelled "Psych!"

Don't get me started on "lay/lie" and "lose/loose".

Carry on.

Michael K said...

The carjacking story in Orange County didn't work out as well. The perp called one victim to meet him and then killed him. No reason yet given.

The first victim seems to have been a Craig's List victim. She was in his bedroom at 4:30 AM.

The Drill SGT said...

It was on my local new on Thursday or Friday. As always, the parents of the Thug were talking about how he was a good boy...

JAL said...

"The episode is a tragic reminder that even responsible car owners can find themselves at the mercy of an unhinged hijacker..."

and still survive by doing the unthinkable.

If she'd had concealed carry he wouldn't have gotten out of the gas station.

But this was Balitmore.

Ann Althouse said...

"I will never understand why these stories always seem to end with he victim apologizing and forgiving the thug."

Remember when Pope John Paul II forgave the man who tried to assassinate him.

Isn't it Christianity?

Smilin' Jack said...

This carjacking story is the definition of harrowing.

Obviously you've never been to a Bob Dylan concert.

Paul said...

No if the lady had just a small Ruger LCP (say the Gov. Rick Perry 'coyote' model) she could have capped him at inside the car range.

And this incident show how the love of a mother will be willing to sacrifice her life for her child.

As for the guy, 30 years? I bet he does not serve 20. I'd have stacked sentences consecutively and made him rot in jail.

wyo sis said...

This mother was smart and lucky. With more options she would have been even luckier. A gun offers more options.

m stone said...
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m stone said...

Isn't it Christianity?

It's what we are called to do, Ann. Don't lock it into a faith. Wise people, regardless of faith understand that unforgivenness is a terrible and destructive burden to carry. Liberation is sweet.

In this case, the woman and child survived. Blessed are those who are damaged in the process, yet forgive.

ironrailsironweights said...

Another case where the criminal gets off easy. He'll probably serve only 15 to 20 years, and more to the point, given the low I.Q. scores and poor future-time orientation characteristic of most criminals, has no understanding of what that means. He lives his life one day at a time, unable to make any distinction between next week and next year.

Peter

Geoff Matthews said...

Given that they are both black, should i have sympathy for the criminal or the victim?

Chip Ahoy said...

It's a crime a woman driving a Lexus must pump her own gas at Citgo.

There is a gas station here on Capitol Hill that has attendants that pump gas. Is that awesome, or what?

whkeeler said...

Well said, m stone.

bagoh20 said...

Before watching the video, I assumed she went tumbling down the highway at speed, but she actually just fell out with the car barely moving, and didn't roll at all. That glossed-over fact changes the story pretty significantly, doesn't it? The guy was clearly dangerous, but the escape was a no-brainer. It was like falling out of bed. The single mothers I've dated show a tendency to do that.

Mick Havoc said...

I would have forgiven him.

After I put a .357 hollowpoint in his empty head.

Astro said...

Harrowing... escape?
If they make a made-for-TV movie of this incident, I hope that the actress who portrays the mother is neither woefully miscast nor shown scantily clad.

AllenS said...

Ann Althouse said...
Remember when Pope John Paul II forgave the man who tried to assassinate him.

Isn't it Christianity?


Perhaps your concern for Christianity would be believeable if it also applied to abortion or homosexuality

I'm more comfortable with "an eye for an eye", which seems to have been embraced by a lot of religions.

lemondog said...

@m stone, thank you for your comment.

Kelly said...

When I was 16 years old I was in a situation (long story) where I was babysitting for 3 boys, I had taken them to a park and we were basically coerced into a truck by an unknown guy. I had the baby on my lap, the two older boys were in the middle between me and the guy. My hand was on the door handle and I was prepared to jump with the baby, I thought I could protect his head..although that meant leaving the two boys. Babysitting isn't for the weak!

AllenS said...

So, what the hell happened, Kelly did you jump or not? Evidentally you lived to tell part of the story.

AllenS said...

So, what the hell happened, Kelly did you jump or not? Evidentally you lived to tell part of the story.

Kelly said...

My parents are visiting..I'll come back later and finish the story.

Kelly said...

Turns out, he'd just been let out of a psychiatric hospital the day before. He drove us around for awhile, seemingly trying to work up the nerve for something. I can only guess what. He was cheerful and talkative and creepy. I didn't jump, I couldn't leave the two boys although I can't tell you the number of scenero's that played through my head..jump holding the baby and pulling at least one of the boys with me, jump with only the baby?

He eventually took us back to the kids house. I couldn't believe it when he let us out AND didn't come into the house with us.

The parents came home shortly after. I don't think they really took seriously what I told them had happened. at least not until later, after I left, the guy came back and walked right into the house. I guess he thought he'd meet me, instead he was faced with a 250 pound construction worker.

I still don't know what he wanted, the boys or me. The police didn't do anything except take a report and talk to the guy.

Kelly said...

Oh, the guy told the police that I had invited him back. It was basically his word against mine. Nowadays I think it would have been taken more seriously.