Armed Vegas Man Stops Kidnapping With His H&K VP9
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — A man who made a habit of carrying his firearm every day is now credited with successfully thwarting an attempted kidnapping in his neighborhood.
That man, Justin Pearson, told his story to reporters;
“We heard this real loud noise outside,” said Pearson, 36. “I opened up the door, and this big BMW goes flying by — 60 mph in a 25 mph zone. I dialed 911 immediately.”
As he always does before leaving his house, Pearson, a concealed-carry weapon permit holder, put his pistol on his hip. The 911 operator asked for a license plate number, so Pearson moved down the street to get it.
“He had lost control of the car and almost went into a house at the end of the street,” Pearson said. The BMW then turned around and stopped in front of a neighbor’s yard, where a 6-year-old boy was standing.
As Pearson is on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, he sees the man get out of the car and grab the boy.
“He was a very big dude, and I’m not a menacing person by any means,” Pearson said. “I don’t think I could have physically stopped the guy. It would have been super ugly if it was just me versus him.”