We bring you a story with an almost-perfect ending from Crystal Lake, Illinois, a suburb of crime-plagued Chicago.
In short, a mother confronted her daughter’s violent ex-boyfriend after he and an 18-year-old homeless pal broke into their home.
Mom, armed with an “ain’t that cute” gun – a .25 auto – told the hoodlums to leave.
“Ain’t that cute” guns are guns that bad guys describe as “ain’t that cute”. For the record, we recommend beefier guns that bad guys describe as “Oh ****!” guns.
Not only did Brandon Mendez, 19, the ex-boyfriend not leave, he decided he was going to advance on the mom.
She shot him.
McHenry County law enforcement responded and took both hoodlums into custody.
The mother had no FOID card, but she had sent off an application for one. The State’s Attorney decided not to charge her with possession of a firearm without a FOID card.
Cops praised the woman for her courage.
(Chicago Tribune) – Based on preliminary findings, Undersheriff Andrew Zinke said the woman apparently did not have a firearm owner’s ID card for the weapon, a recent gift, but had applied for one.
“At this point I don’t see any criminal charges against her,” Zinke said. “She had done the right thing. She called police. She was protecting her children. She did what she had to do to protect herself.
“She’s a very courageous woman,” Zinke added. “Not many people would take those steps.”