In a bizarre incident, a streaker took off running when a Washington state woman pulled out a gun and pointed it at him.
The Daily News reports that the 35-year-old Longview woman was at Lake Sacajawea Wednesday evening walking with her six-year-old son when a man approached her aggressively while masturbating and suggested she should watch him.
Instead, the woman produced her gun.
“I put the magazine in my gun. I cocked it,” she told The Daily News. “I said, ‘You need to leave or Ill shoot you. I’m going to blow your brains out.’”
That was apparently enough to warn the man away. Within seconds he fled the scene, proclaiming, “Oh, [expletive]!” As he ran, the woman sent her dog, a Norwegian Buhund Hound, after him. When the animal wasn’t able to catch him and the man disappeared into the darkness, she called the dog back.
As for her young son, the woman said that she told him to keep calm during the incident.
“I had him turn and face toward me. I stayed calm,” she explained. “I didn’t raise my voice. I don’t think he knew what was going on.”
Police are withholding the woman’s name. In an interesting twist, she also said that she never brings her gun, a Ruger .380, with her out on walks, but since it was dark and she had “a feeling” this particular night, she decided to.
Longview police detective Kyle Sahim says officers haven’t found the man Thursday evening but are investigating several suspects. He was described as a white, in his early 20s, with short dark-blond hair.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.