We all know that trying to steal a car is a big gamble that could potentially lead to disastrous consequences.
That’s true even in a deep blue city like Philadelphia where District Attorney Larry Krasner has been notoriously lenient on criminals.
So when a teenager attempted to steal a car at gunpoint in a Philadelphia neighborhood, he gambled – and lost.
The good news is that the good guy, who was minding his own business in his vehicle when all this went down, had a gun of his own.
According to Philadelphia Police, the victim fired at least five shots at an intersection where the incident took place and he is licensed to carry in the city.
The teenager wasn’t seriously wounded but admitted to investigators that he was on the scene.
The man who was too quick for the teen and stopped the criminal did have some solid advice for other would-be troublemakers, saying, “Stay in school. Don’t play with guns. Don’t rob people. Work for what you want.”
Just the night before, another carjacking took place nearby and on that same night a third carjacking in North Philadelphia led to a large crash, according to local television station ABC 6.
Philadelphia has seen a surge in violent crime in the last year.
It’s gotten so bad that even former liberal mayor Michael Nutter has called on Soros-backed District Attorney Larry Krasner to apologize to victims for downplaying the epidemic of homicides.
After a record 521 homicides in 2021, Krasner remarked of the city’s crime, “We don’t have a crisis of lawlessness, we don’t have a crisis of crime, we don’t have a crisis of violence.”
In an op-ed to The Philadelphia Inquirer, the former Mayor called these remarks, “Some of the worst, most ignorant, and most insulting comments I have ever heard spoken by an elected official.”
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.