Weird how Obama and his cadre of anti-gun nuts don’t mention stories like these.
A 65-year-old grandmother said she didn’t have time to think when she pulled out her .32-caliber handgun and shot a man who tried to mug her outside her south Manchester apartment building late Monday night.
The woman, who recounted the incident to news media Tuesday, said she had a funny feeling once a dark-colored car started following her car as she pulled away from the Mobil on the Run and headed home to 640 South Porter St., a three-story, garden-style apartment building.
She had just gotten off work as a poker dealer. It was about 11:30 p.m. As she made her way to the building, she said a man exited the car, ran ahead of her and blocked her path.
“As soon as he went to grab me with his left hand, I pulled (the gun) out and shot him. I didn’t even think about it. I thought my safety was in danger,” said the woman, who asked that her name or image not be publicized.
“I’m not happy about what happened. I wish I didn’t have to do it, but my safety was my first priority.”
Manchester police said they have charged Michael Bontaites, 23, who has no fixed address, with robbery after he showed up at Elliot Hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound to his upper chest. Bontaites was arraigned from his hospital bed, and his bail was set at $5,000.
Police also charged the friend who took Bontaites to the emergency room — Zachary Boyd, 30, of 326 Amherst St. — with being a felon in possession of a knife.
The victim was the center of attention on Tuesday. She spoke to reporters from New Hampshire and Massachusetts in her apartment building’s stairway.
Oddly, she doesn’t seem like a big fan of the gun-grabbing occupant of the White House.
The incident took place about 12 hours before President Obama addressed the nation about his crackdown on gun purchases.
“Honestly, I do not have a problem with background checks. Anything else he’s trying to do, forget it. He’ll never take our guns away,” said the woman. Police said she had the proper license to carry a concealed weapon.
The woman wore jeans with a small peace symbol sewed just above her right knee. She wore a fleece hat with hearts on it and two crosses around her neck.
“I’m a child of the 60s,” she said.
This piece of human debris was previously jailed for threatening someone with a knife:
The alleged mugger shot on Monday by a Manchester grandmother once threatened a woman with a knife after an automobile accident, according to records.
Michael Bontaites, 23, who is now in Valley Street Jail with a bullet wound in his chest, pleaded guilty to felony criminal threatening after a June 2012 traffic accident on Route 28 bypass in Derry, according to a Rockingham County prosecutor. Derry police say he got out of the car with a knife in hand, had words with the driver and passenger and then drove off.
Bontaites was facing felony charges that could have landed him in prison for 3 1/2 to seven years. But as part of a plea bargain, he agreed to six months of incarceration at Rockingham County jail. The sentence also called for an anger management evaluation and a year of probation.