[Video] “I Had to Defend My Home and My Child” – FL Woman Holds Intruder at Gunpoint

September 29 2014
by GSL Staff
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Source: clickorlando.com Archive: WebCite.org

Lizette Rosario didn’t waste any time when she realized that someone was attempting to break into her Orange City, Florida home late last week.

The mother of one grabbed a 9mm pistol and confronted a suspect at her back door. From WKMG,

“I woke up frantic. The first thing I thought of was to grab my gun, defend my home, defend my child, and that’s exactly what I went out there to do,” Rosario said.

“When you come in a fenced yard, a private property that’s fenced in — you jump the fence and you’re at the back door — your intentions are not good,” she said.

Once the suspect realized that she was armed, he hid behind a shed in the backyard. Lizette ordered the intruder out and her son tackled the man.

Police arrested the suspect, identified as Robert Williamson, and charged him with trespassing. Williamson has prior convictions for other crimes including burglary.

The only issue I see with this incident is that Lizette said that during this incident it was the first time she had touched her Springfield XD since the day she bought it. Of course, I am always going to recommend regular practice as well as making sure your chosen defensive ammo is reliable with your firearm. However, it worked out for her this time. Hopefully she will use this as a wake up call to get to the range and get some formal training.

Also, trigger discipline in the interview would have been good. One more thing, just say no to the teacup grip.

This incident is the most common type of defensive gun use. That is, one in which no shots were fired and no one was hurt. Despite this being the most common type of defensive gun use, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides, which represent only a fraction of total defensive gun uses.

This is the 119th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Florida and the 1,301st defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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