An Ohio woman held a would-be burglar at gunpoint until police arrived, warning him, “if you move, you’re gonna go to the morgue.”
Tammy Takach of Steubenville was sleeping Thursday morning when a noise in her home woke her up. She told WPXI-TV she grabbed her gun and went downstairs to find an intruder who’d entered through a window holding an air conditioning unit. He begged her not to call the police.
“He stood up and put his hands up,” Takach told WTOV-TV. “He said, ‘I’m just going to go. I’m sorry,’ and I said, ‘The only place you’re going to go is jail, and if you move, you’re gonna go to the morgue, because I’m going to blow your f-ing head off.”
Takach kept the gun aimed at him the entire time until police arrived. Upstairs, Takach’s son was still asleep, completely unaware of what was happening.
Ryan Geary, 23, was arraigned Friday on charges of burglary and possessing criminal tools. If convicted, he could face up to nine years in prison.
Takach’s husband, Anson, said the family owns multiple firearms but that it was the first time his wife ever had to use one in a situation like that.
“We go to the range as much as we can. We own a lot of firearms,” Anson Takach told WTOV. “I’ve had extensive training with firearms, so I teach her and my son how to be responsible and to remain calm in situations like that.”
Yeah, this is a funny story, because the criminal got so fraidy-cat he barfed. That's friggin' awesome.
But there's also something very important to note here. And that is the woman's uniquely American explanation for what she did:
“Defend what’s yours”, she told reporters, “Don’t let anyone take what is yours”.
Here's what America is about:
1) You own yourself, your thoughts, your actions, your creative impulses, your mind ...
2) You own the works of your hands (and mind) and the stuff that comes from your work (your possessions)
3) If anyone tries to destroy your sovereignty over yourself or your possessions, you have the right to defend yourself.
Anyone who doesn't agree with that really ought to just get the fuck out of the country. That's the Contract we live by. It's called the Constitution. If you don't like it, go to Europe, let people steal what's yours with no recourse, and live like the trod-upon wimp you are.