In a city where even the police chief recommends people arm themselves, comes this story of a brave teen girl who fought back against a grown-man, escaping her would-be abductor by stabbing him with her pocketknife.
Detroit News reports that the girl was near a school on the city’s northwest side when the man approached her Friday evening. She told police that she fought back when he tried to grab her.
Police say she pulled out a pocket knife during the scuffle and stabbed him in the side. She told police that he fell to the ground before he ran away.
The girl and her mother reported the attempted abduction at a nearby police station. The paper reports that the girl told police that the same man attempted to abduct her last year.
So she was carrying the knife because she had a reasonable need to protect herself. Thankfully she was never actually caught with the knife at school. But she was near a school, which was enough to get a Kalifonia man charged.