Armed Citizen Fights Back Would-Be Carjacker

By: Friedrich Seiltgen

A would-be carjacker got a big surprise from his victim when he tried to rob a woman on Chicago’s south side recently.

The “victim” exited the Roseland Chase Bank on south Michigan Ave., cash in hand, and got into her Nissan Versa, reports WBBM-TV.  Before she could lock her door and drive off, the lowlife opened her car door and stuck a pistol in her face!

With a murder rate of 1,000 people, with a month to go yet in Chicago/Cook County this year, due to Chicago’s unconstitutional gun control laws as well as the lack of prosecutors doing their jobs, the robber probably felt pretty confident she had an easy target. Much to his surprise, though, the victim pulled out her own pistol and started shooting!

The victim told local media that, “When he saw me get mine, he looked surprised – and I started shooting, and he started running!”  After the smoke cleared, the victim reversed her car, pulling right up to the bank door and called for help.  When asked if she hit the robber, or how many times she fired, the victim told police “Hell no - just started busting.”

The victim was thankful she had a pistol for protection stating, “Thank God I had my gun, or I’d probably be dead right now” and, “I pray every night I don’t have to shoot nobody, but if I have to, then I’m prepared and ready.”

Chicago police checked surveillance video and local hospitals for the carjacker, but no word if he was hit.  With the number of shootings in Chicagoland, it’s possible the carjacker was hit and went to a hospital out of the area, claiming he was the victim of a drive-by shooting.

This is the way, folks! Most police officers love to see this type of action from potential victims. As I’ve said many times, “When seconds count, the police are minutes away,” and in the words of Col. Jeff Cooper, “If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim that can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and fears neither the judge nor jury. Therefore, he must be taught to fear his victim.”

The people must exercise their 2A rights!  If liberal cities like Ney York, Chicago, and Los Angeles are to be reclaimed, it is the people who must do it!

That’s all for now folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s be careful out there.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, First Aid, Active Shooter Response, and Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations in Florida. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at

Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at

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