From the Sun Herald in the Biloxi-Gulfport ares of Mississippi
Phyllis Gigl said two alleged robbers messed with the wrong person when they conspired to steal her purse and she pulled a .380-caliber handgun out of a holster in her pants and pointed it their way.
She had a message for the suspects today: “You messed with the wrong grandmother.”
Gigl, 61, said she and her husband started carrying the same type handgun about a year ago to protect themselves from incidents such as the one that occurred to her Wednesday night outside the U.S. 90 Walmart.
Gigl was loading groceries into the back of her vehicle when one of the suspects came up from behind and started trying to wrestle Gigl’s purse from her hand. In a matter of seconds, she said, she had her gun out and was poised and ready to do what she had to do to protect herself and her belongings.
“When it happened, it was scary,” she said this morning. “I didn’t know if the guy had a gun or a knife.” . . .
Labels: ConcealedCarry, DefensiveGunUse