Profiles in Courage: Female Being Held at Gunpoint – and Outnumbered – Uses Her Firearm to Thwart Group of Men Intent on Robbing Her

SEBRING, FLORIDA – A female motorist used her handgun to deter a group of men who intended to rob her and possibly worse. She was sitting in her vehicle in a parking lot near the intersection of Oak Avenue and South Pine Street when four to five men approached her, according to police.

One of the men ordered her from the vehicle at gunpoint while demanding that she hand over her purse and phone. Another man simultaneously entered her vehicle and began rummaging through it, demanding her keys, phone, and wallet.

Despite being greatly outnumbered, having one man in her vehicle and another one holding her at gunpoint, the woman managed to draw her firearm and discharge it, causing all of the men to flee the area. Police do not believe that any of the alleged suspects were struck by the bullet, and all of them are still at large.

Police say that they also received reports of vehicle burglaries in the Hickory Street and Eucalyptus Street area during the same time frame of this attempted robbery occurring. They are soliciting help from anyone who may have information or security camera footage from the area and the investigation is continuing.


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Edgar Lee is a contributor for Concealed Nation. After spending 20 years in the fire service, he is currently in his second career as a business and technology manager, and he and his wife are successful small business owners.

Outside of work his interests include camping, hiking, fishing, metal detecting, home improvement projects and motorcycling. He also enjoys reading biographies and auto biographies, military history, and writing about modern-day personal safety and security. He has visited much of the continental US, but still considers his home state of North Carolina as his favorite.

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