Many Americans tend to view cities like Chicago and Detroit the way they would Mexico -- they may have their perks, but you certainly wouldn't want to be alone there at night. The latest story out of the Michigan city certainly won't help ameliorate the reputation of lawlessness, but at least the victim was uninjured and defiant in the end.
56-year-old grandmother and great grandmother from Clinton Township [Ramona Taylor Kamate] has a permit to carry a gun, and when she was attacked on a city bus, she used it.
It's a bus route Kamate is quite familiar with, she's also grown accustomed to seeing some of the same people who take the bus with her.
But, when Kamate boarded a city bus at Northland Mall in Southfield, she says a young friendly face turned on her.
"He was saying 'you smell good, looks like you have money' and I said no I don't," Kamate said.
It went downhill from there. "He grabbed my book bag and I grabbed it back and we started tussling, I bit him on his left hand. When he struck me in my head we started fighting," she said.
Kamate says no one tried to intervene. "It's sad you have all those men on the bus, and no one helped me," she said. [Emphasis added]
In an interview with WJBK, the grandmother said one man told her, "You by yourself, b----."
The attacker then ran off with Kamate's possessions, and people started yelling that he had a gun.
"Somebody said he had a gun, and when he turned and faced me...I just pulled my 9 out and started shooting him," Kamate recalled. She fired 11 shots, but is unsure whether any of them made contact. No one else was injured.
"At first, I felt remorse because I have grandchildren," she said after the mugging. "[But] if my grandchildren are out here doing what these punks are doing, they need to get the same thing."
Kamate says she acted in self defense, and will continue working with police to apprehend the suspect.
Watch the entire lively interview, below:
(H/T: Gateway Pundit)
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