Instant Karma: Abusive Man Chases, Shoots at His Girlfriend in Street, Accidentally Kills Himself
Thanks to a stroke of good fortune (although luck is notoriously unreliable), Ohio resident Sarah Bennett's son will not be an orphan.
After enduring months of abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, 29 year old Phillip Parker, Bennett finally had enough and called police for help. From WBNS-10:
On Monday, the pair got into an argument at a local Walmart. Bennett got into her vehicle to escape, while Parker gave chase in his, his gun in hand.
Eventually, both vehicles collided with other vehicles, ending the pursuit.
Upon crashing, Parker accidentally shot himself. Bennett got out of her vehicle and ran away frantically as the now-wounded Parker took up a "shooter's stance" in the busy street and began firing at Bennett.
One of Parker's rounds struck Bennett in the leg. Unable to continue, Parker collapsed and died in the street. Bennett survived her injuries and is expected to be okay.
Gun laws didn't and wouldn't have stopped Parker from trying to kill his girlfriend. It was only through pure luck (or divine intervention) that this piece of human refuse managed end his own life before he could take another's. Bennett was literally at Parker's mercy, as it appears from reports she did not have any means of self-defense.
While federal law prohibits those with a history of domestic violence from possessing a gun, it clearly would've done nothing to prevent Parker, a much larger man, from harming Bennett, as he obviously intended.
Experiences like these can either make or break a person's willingness to survive. We at Condition Yellow hope that Sarah Bennett learned from her brush with death and starts making better decisions for herself and her children.
Stay alert. Stay alive.