A Glendale, Arizona woman was glad to have a pistol holstered to her hip when she was approached early Monday morning by an armed gunman intent on doing harm.
Carolann Miracle, a petite woman who stands at only 4 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 85 pounds, was leaving the Circle K gas station convenience store with her family, when the suspect, Frank Taylor (below), asked if he could have a cigarette and a lighter. After she told him she didn't have any, Taylor pulled a gun on her and her sister.
“He stuck the gun to my neck and said, ‘It’s loaded, bitch, don’t move,’” Miracle told KNXV. ”I think he thought, ‘She’s a little girl. Maybe she doesn’t know how to use her weapon.’”
Miracle, who's father was a Marine, said, “I dropped my soda, released my gun from my holster, cocked it and shot him. Then we ran the opposite way."
Not knowing if the strangers in the parking lot were with Taylor, she decided to run home and call the police from there.
"I feel bad, I didn’t mean to kill him," she said. "I feel bad for his mom. I feel bad because I just found out that he has a 1-week-old baby. I didn’t mean to do it, but I had to defend my sister and me."
Miracle told reporters she's very thankful that she is still here to celebrate her daughter's third birthday this week.
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is still reviewing the case to determine if Miracle will face any charges.
Miracle's interview with ABC15 about the incident: Click Here.
Local news footage, including an interview with police spokesman, below:
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