From the Self-Defense Case Files

Via Drudge, we learn of a Washington woman who responded to a would-be sex criminal with a Ruger .380:

A Longview woman who was walking at Lake Sacajawea with her 6-year-old son pulled a gun on a man who exposed his genitals to her Wednesday evening, according to police.

The 35-year-old woman was near Martin Dock around 8:10 p.m. when the man approached her “aggressively,” sat down and began performing a sex act, then suggested she should watch him, according to the woman and accounts from police.

“I put the magazine in my gun. I cocked it,” the woman said in an interview Thursday night. “I said, ‘You need to leave or Ill shoot you. I’m going to blow your brains out.’”

“Oh, [expletive]!” the man declared, before running away.

She wasn’t done yet. Next, she sic’ed her dog on the miscreant:

As the man fled, she said she sent her dog, a well-trained Norwegian Buhund Hound, after him. In time, the dog had the man cornered at the gate to Lions Island near Kessler Boulevard. She called her dog back, and the man disappeared into the darkness.

But not before she got a good look at him:

The woman called police later in the evening, saying she was looking at an online database of local sex offenders and believed she recognized the man she encountered at the lake.

What a woman! I believe this is the gun she used:

The .380 has become very popular as a carry piece in recent years. The cartridge is essentially a sawed-off 9 mm bullet. I’ve thought about getting this one for my next gun, but am more likely to wind up with the 9 mm version.

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