If you threaten violence or try to steal something that isn’t yours, you are making a gamble.
With the escalation of big city crime, many law-abiding citizens are taking extra measures that should make would-be criminals think twice before doing something they will regret.
And now this Philadelphia carjacker just made the worst decision of his life.
In a particularly crime-infested part of North Philadelphia, a woman was getting gasoline at a gas station late Tuesday evening.
That’s when a man approached her from behind, got into a physical fight with her and attempted to steal her car.
But the woman was having none of it.
Both the man and the woman pulled out guns and shot each other, but the attacker was worse off.
The woman got hit twice in the legs, while the would-be thief was shot in the leg and his back.
It turned out that the woman was a corrections officer FOX29 reported.
Would she be prosecuted if she was an ordinary citizen?
The suspect was on the ground and police found the woman inside the gas station after they rushed to the scene when they heard the gunshots.
The man is now being held in prison.
As crime rates skyrocket in the City of Brotherly Love, residents are increasingly opting to not leave their fates solely to government officials.
Handgun purchases doubled in Philadelphia to nearly 50,000 in the two-year period ending in 2021.
Permits to carry guns on the streets have grown at a feverish pace, soaring to 52,000 last year, up from 7,500 in 2020.
You can’t rely on the city to stay safe
This all is occurring as District Attorney Larry Krasner, elected with an infusion of $1.7 million dollars from left-wing radical George Soros, faces criticism for failing to prosecute criminals.
CBS News reports that Philadelphia is increasingly failing to solve its homicides.
Homicide clearance rates, which are what the department considers solving or closing a case have been steadily decreasing.
Police solved just 42% of murder cases in 2020.
One of the most violent cities in the nation, Philadelphia has a crime rate of 35 per one thousand residents.
The chances of being a victim of violent or property crime in the city is one in 29.
Within Pennsylvania, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Philadelphia.
With these statistics it’s little wonder that women are increasingly arming themselves to stay safe.
No doubt, the innocent woman simply trying to gas up her car late at night in a questionable neighborhood is happy she did.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.