[Video] Woman Holds Naked Man Raping Her Dog at Gunpoint, He Says “ISIS Sent Me”

October 27 2014
by GSL Staff
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Source: wwlp.com Archive: WebCite.org

OK, admittedly, this is probably one of the weirdest defensive gun uses we’ve ever reported, and that’s saying something.

A woman in Waterbury, Connecticut had to grab a gun in order to capture a naked man who was allegedly raping the woman’s dog in her backyard.

According to WWLP,

“I thought my dog had killed somebody, because I saw a man underneath her,” said Alice Woodruff. “I started to scream. I had a citronella candle and I threw it at him, screaming get off my dog, you have to get out of here. He said no! Today is the day we are going to spend the rest of our lives together.”

Alice Woodruff lives in Waterbury, she says on Tuesday at 10 a.m. she found a man attacking her dog Layla, who she describes as an aggressive rescue pit bull who they keep on an 800-pound tow chain in the back yard; however, Woodruff says Layla was calm during the attack.

“He pranced through the yard naked, yelling ‘this is our day and you have to prosper in it,’” said Woodruff. “‘ISIS sent me,’ and I was thinking ‘did something like this just land in my back yard?’ I ran in, got my gun out of the bedroom, and realized as usual the ammunition is in my car locked in my glove box. I showed him the clip went in, but I always kept the gun at my side while I was talking to him. He kept saying this is the plan, that we were going to die today in a massacre. He didn’t seem to care that I had the gun, and I kept it down. Then I gave him a warning and shot the gun to the right into the dirt.”

Fortunately, police arrived a short time later before the situation escalated further.

A few things here: 1.) An unloaded gun is a paperweight. The woman is lucky that she didn’t immediately need a loaded gun in this case. 2.) Warning shots are a bad idea, and even illegal in some areas. At least she fired it into the ground and not up into the air, not that doing that is much better.

The suspect is actually believed to be a mentally ill neighbor. He is being evaluated at an area hospital and is expected to face several charges upon his release.

Still, it does seem that the presence of a firearm stopped this incident, so it’s going into the defensive gun use database.

This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was actually shot. Despite this being one of the most common types of defensive gun uses, 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 6th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Connecticut and the 1,331st defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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