There was blood “everywhere” in the hallway of an apartment building in Oswego, Illinois, as a man allegedly attacked a victim with a knife on Monday.
Dave Thomas witnessed the attack unfolding and knew he had to do something.
“I poked my head out the door. There was a pool of blood, blood was everywhere in the hall. There was still a confrontation going on, there were about three or four people involved at this point,” he recalled to WGN 9.
Thomas said he ran back to his home and grabbed his AR-15 rifle. Moments later, he was ordering the knife-wielding attacker to stop.
And he did.
“I grabbed the AR-15 over my handgun — bigger gun, I think a little more of an intimidation factor. Definitely played a part in him actually stopping,” Thomas added.
The suspect fled the scene but was eventually apprehended and arrested. The stabbing victim was reportedly taken to a hospital.
Thomas, a law-abiding gun owner with a concealed carry permit, said after the incident that the AR-15 is his “weapon of choice for home protection.”
“It’s light, it’s maneuverable. If you train and know how to use it properly, it’s not dangerous,” he continued. “And this is just a perfect example of good guy with an AR-15 stopped a bad guy with a knife. And there were no lives taken, so, all in all, it was a good day.”
The incident comes amid a fiery debate over semi-automatic rifles in the wake of the Parkland high school shooting that left 17 people dead. Gun control advocates are currently making a strong push to ban rifles like the AR-15.
3 thoughts on “Bloody Knife Attack Ends Immediately When Bad Guy Sees Hero Holding AR-15”
This probably happens a lot more often than we hear about.
It definitely does Jolly. I have defended myself from criminals on three occasions and never thought to bother with calling the cops, who would only have made matters worse and cost me a lot of time
Don’t cha know your my hearrrooo.
Dint Bette SchMiddler… sing that one.
I’m tearing up so much.
My azz crack is sweating.
I think it has sumptin 2 dew with the full moon.
Oh sht…. gotta go…
I gotta chain myself up..
I’ve been through this B4.
My penis just turned in to a harry foot with klaus.
I have an uncontrollable urge to like my ballz and hang out with coyotes.
Now my typing is fkd…up.