Mrs. McKinley is 18, a mother, and a widow since Christmas. New Year's found her with a phone to 911 in one hand and a 12-gauge double in the other as two hoodlums tried to break into her house.
The 911 call turned out to be as useful as a letter to her congressman. She was kept on the line 21 minutes. No cop appeared to help. The shotgun worked better.
The 911 dispatcher confirmed with McKinley that the doors to her home were locked as she asked again if it was okay to shoot the intruder if he were to come through her door.
"I can't tell you that you can do that but you do what you have to do to protect your baby," the dispatcher told her. McKinley was on the phone with 911 for a total of 21 minutes.
Mrs. McKinley, you do not need Big Brother's permission to keep breathing when a guy with a knife kicks in your door. Or, for that matter, without a knife.
Nitpicking the news story: There was a lot of emphasis on the lady protecting her infant. That may make the cheese more binding, but our heroine had exactly the same right to protect only herself. And the post facto teevee tape was tacky even by the standards of that tasteless industry.
Well done, Young Lady.
Somewhere in the land a sensitive soul wails, "Horrific!!! Why didn't she just shoot the knife out of his hand?"
h/t To ASM at Random Acts of Patriotism