Sheriff: Good Father with Gun Saves Daughter from Armed Kidnappers

An employee at John Jovino Co. holds a revolver on Thursday, June 26, 2008 in New York. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier in the day that Americans have a constitutional right to keep guns in their homes for self-defense - the justices' first major pronouncement on gun control in …
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Florida’s Oskaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) says an armed father saved his 17-year-old daughter from four kidnapping suspects who were armed with “guns, a knife, and a roll of tape.”

The kidnapping suspects also had “latex gloves” in their vehicle.

According to the OCSO, the dispatcher received a call on a home invasion, only to discover the homeowner’s daughter had allegedly been pursued to the house and the suspects were trying to get into the home to reach her. The suspects had allegedly put barrels in the roadway, hoping the girl would get out of her car to move them, thereby giving the suspects an opportunity to grab her. Instead, the OCSO says the girl drove around the barrels and the suspects chased her.

When she got home, the father’s dogs began to bark. He retrieved a gun and went to investigate, eventually “spotting some individuals trying to force their way into his garage.” The father “fired three shots and the intruders fled into the woods.”

About that same time, a neighbor called police to report a suspicious car. OCSO soon found the vehicle and took the four suspects into custody. OCSO reports that the suspects “planned to head to [the girl’s] house, confront and subdue her father – who they believed to be wealthy – and rob the home.”

All four suspects are “charged with attempted kidnapping and attempted home invasion robbery.” One of the suspects, Keilon Johnson, is 19-years old. The others are under 18-years of age.

The armed father’s actions come just after another armed citizen, Stephen Willeford, used an AR-15 to end the attack on the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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