Back in September, in Knightdale, N.C., one Deondre Branch stole 10 bras from a Wal-Mart. He was chased by police when he then broke into an office while feeling.
One Connie Wells was in the office, working, when the break-in occurred. Fearing for her life, she drew her concealed carry handgun and shot Branch in the neck.
Branch may now never walk again.
According to his father, he shouldn’t have been shot for stealing some bras.
“Not really understanding where that come about, where he was a threat to someone in order for him to get shot… A crime is a crime, but there are levels to everything. Shoplifting is not right, by no means, but that is no fashion in comparison to your life… He is a great kid. In life you make bad choices.“
Do these parents get a script from the reporter of what to say? Word for word it’s always the same “he was a good kid” and “the crime he did wasn’t worth shooting him over.”
So lets go to the tape (I couldn’t find an embedable version, so the link is to the news report).
Yes, that is a man kicking down a 150 lbs, solid core, exterior grade security door.
I’m pretty sure Ms. Wells had every reason to fear for her life after that.
Deondre Branch, survived somewhat worse for the wear. The good news is, I don’t think the law of Ballistic Beatification applies to the living.