This may be a long story but here goes.
I went to my church this afternoon to fix a few things. As I was pulling into the parking lot I noticed a silver Chevy mini van in the yard behind the building.
I drove back there with my work van and some one had purposely driven off the driveway that goes to the garage out back and into the yard. With the rain we have had the yard was wet and they had it burried up to the rear axles.
I wrote down the plate number and drove up to the church office to ask the secretary ( my duaghter) if they knew about it. She informed me they had already made a police report, that it was not reported stolen and was trying to contact the owner.
I walked throught the church to go back out to the vehichle to get the VIN number. I got the VIN and checked the van out and saw they had run throught alot of yard tearing up the grass. I opened the door and looked in and saw a dope pipe made out of a deer antler that still had soem dope left in it.
I closed up the door and headed across the yard to go back to the church and heard someone yell at me. There were 2 black youths coming towards me. I asked if this was their van.
Yes was the reply. I asked what they were doing on private property and the 19yr old started yelling and cussing as me as he kept coming. I had run him off the property before.
My Kimber 45 is in a holster in my van.
I have permission to carry at church as I am one of the deacons. I carry on Sundays and Wednesdays when we have services. But I just don't carry with me when I am working, but it is always in my van.
Well I tell these young men I will just call 911. He jumped at me and grabbed for my phone and grabbed me by my shirt collar. At this time I kicked him in the family jewels ( I hope he never gets to reproduce). He started swinging as me as I tried to just protect myself and get away from him. As we wrestled around he hit me in the head with a couple of glancing blows, I kicked him again and he finally got ahold of my phone and ripped the top off the flip phone. I grabbed his head and was taking him down when he grabbed my wallet out of my back pocket. The other boy (16) stayed out of it( Thank God) He even tried to get his buddy to stop a couple times. I broke free from him and ran about 150yds to where my van was. Got my gun.
About now the sherriff deputy that lives just east of our 15acre property comes flying in the parking lot in his pick up. (off duty). His son saw us fighting across the field and told his dad. THANK GOD.
I run back around the corner with my 45 and he has his gun drawn on the 19yr old. The 16 yr old was already on the ground with his hands behind his back. I inform that I have a CCL and he tells me to keep my gun on the kid on the ground.
My Pastor pulls in about the time I am running through the yard with my gun and pulls around to see what is going on. He sees the deputy with a gun out and doesn't reconize him.
Calls 911 and tries to tell them to get Toledo PD out there explaining he has one on the ground and two with guns. He told them one(me) was a church member with a CCL.
The deputy tells him to tell 911 that an officer needs assistance.
19yr yout cusses deputy telling him so shoot him. Deputy knows him by name and knows where he lives as he has been in much trouble in neighborhood.Deputy puts up his gun and gets out his Mag lIte. Tries to talk him down etc. Boy on the ground asks me to let the cops know he tried to get his friend to back off and that he wasn't involved.As the first TPD car pulls into lot the yout lets the deputy handcuff him. I didn't have a holster on me so I stuck my gun in my pocket.
3 TPD show up, I notify each of them. No big deal. After some question/answer time I tell one of the officers I am going to go secure my weapon in my van.
19 yr old yout had 4 warrants out on him. More question/answer time. Towed van away. Broken phone. Ruts in the yard.
Turned 16 yr yout loose. 19 yr Yout got a ride downtown. Charged with property damage. robery, and a felony for taking my phone when I was dialing 911.
Pastor made fun of me for having a CCL and not having my gun on me when I needed it . THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN!!!!
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