Packing heat in Detroit: Motown residents answer police chief’s call to arms
By Perry Chiaramonte of Fox News
Detroit resident Darrell Standberry doesn’t navigate streets of the Motor City without his licensed handgun, and it already has saved his life once.
“I never leave home without my weapon,” he said. “You never know when or what you’ll encounter.”
It was 2011, when Standberry stopped at a gas station on Six Mile Road after attending his son’s football practice. After filling up the tank of his SUV, he left the car running and went inside to pay, only to spot a man jumping in behind the wheel.
“I went back over and told him to get out of my car,” said Standberry, 46, aformer bar owner who is now a college student. “He told me to get the hell out of there and drove off.”
Standberry stood frozen as the bandit peeled away, but then felt his heart pound when the thief doubled back. His hand moved down to his hip and gripped a holstered, .45-caliber SIG Sauer as the man who had stolen his car bore down on him.“I saw him pulling out his gun to shoot me,” Standberry recalled. “So I pulled my gun out and shot him.”
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