From the Minnesota Carry Forum, unverified but utterly plausible information about the pistol-whipping victim in the Evanovich case:
A little inside firsthand facts directly from the pistol whipped lady (my wife knows who she is from work) and overheard her talking today about it. There was 3 perps. (dead guy, his sister, one still unknown one) I don’t know why the news or police have not released that info unless they are looking for the third scumbag still. The mugged lady was told “give me your purse” to which she replied “fuck you” to the now dead mugger when he told her to give it up. Probably the reason she got hit. You wont get the most the facts by watching the news or police releases. She is in her lower 50,s, hispanic and now has 2 black eyes from the pistol whipping along with a small cut on the head.
So while it’s not odd that Evanovich’s sisters have mentioned this, one wonders if the media – who breathlessly carried their attacks on the shooter – know that Evanovich (and, allegedly, his sister) were engaged in brutally attacking a hispanic office cleaner for a few bucks?
A source with considerable knowledge in the area, asked his opinion of this case, writes about the speculation about the shooter’s case. Asked what he thought about the good samaritan’s chances of getting indicted, he responded:
[Henco Attorney Mike] Freeman can always do what he wants, but he’s not completely tone-deaf, and…
- There are LOTS of believable ways that this was a good shoot, and very few (and all pretty far-fetched) ways that it was not.
- Who ya gonna believe? The heroic guy with all the clean background checks, or the felon in illegal possession of a gun while committing a violent crime?
- The cops have essentially called it a good shoot. They might even be pissed if he gets charged.
- There has been no real bloody-shirt-waving by the “community.” This little thug brought it on himself, and no one but his sisters are saying otherwise.
This could get much more interesting. Stay tuned.