This success story comes with the permission of the person described, although she doesn’t want her name mentioned for obvious reasons. Concealed carry means CONCEALED until needed, and publishing her name would make her less safe
We have a student who has gone through our classes, is a licensed CCW holder in Ohio, and who carries regularly both at leisure and at work, all legally and with proper cover. I have seen her out with her firearm, and she does it right. She is a threat to no one.
Driving to work, she stopped at a stop light in one of Ohio’s larger cities at about 8:15 AM. She observed traffic on the street and pedestrians walking on the sidewalks. She was the first car in line at the light.
A gentleman (the only way I will refer to him here to stay politically correct) came up to her window and started yelling through it for her to give him some money. She ignored him and continued to sit at the light. His yelling turned to pounding on the car, demanding she give him money. She shook her head no. The pounding escalated to striking the window in a manner consistent with attempting to break it, yelling at her to get out of the car.
She calmly reached beside her, drew her legal and legally carried handgun, and shook her head no again. It was at this point that the gentleman decided he didn’t really want her money or car, but a quick job might be in order, so he ran off. No other drivers or pedestrians saw the firearm, and she did not fire it. Simply possessing it DID however save her from potential harm, and certainly saved her from having a shattered window and possible injuries.
No police report was issued (what can she prove?), but she did tell the PD about it by phone. You can have your political correctness, as for me and mine, we’ll choose to defend ourselves; legally and responsibly.