An armed robber was apparently looking for an easy target when he stormed into a residence occupied by Georgia College students, but instead found himself face to face with an unexpected turn of events.
According to The Colonnade, the official student newspaper of Georgia College and State University, the would-be robber knocked on the door of the residence, then forced his way inside after the door was opened.
Once inside, the criminal grabbed one of the students, used him as a body shield and put a .25-caliber pistol to his head. The gunman then forced the hostage into another student’s bedroom and demanded money from them, insisting that he knew they had cash.
Meanwhile, another student who lived at the residence heard the commotion and came to action. Phil Creviston came out of his bedroom and cocked his 12-gauge shotgun.
The gunman immediately let the hostage go, but then turned and fired towards Creviston three times. The shots missed him and the robber quickly sped away in a car that was waiting for him outside. Police had a man in custody later that afternoon.
Creviston never had to fire a single shot, but the mere presence of the 12-gauge, with its unmistakable and attention-grabbing sound when it’s cocked, was enough to let this criminal know that this residence was not, in fact, an easy target after all.
Creviston received the shotgun for his 21st birthday in October of 2012. He stated that the police report mentioned no details of his intervention with the shotgun. Creviston also stated that he was unsure if it was even legal for him to have the firearm since it was within 1000 feet of a college. However, he told the newspaper that he did receive clarification. The law was changed in 2010, allowing for the possession of firearms within 1000 feet of the college, in a private residence, if it is for self-defense.
This story is not “news” by media standards and certainly not by internet standards. This story happened February 6, 2013.
Phil Creviston refuses to let himself or his friends be a victim and believes in the basic human right of self-defense. He is the face of America. He is the face of the Second Amendment. He is the face of gun owners in America.
This story was shared with Jennifer Cruz by one of her readers, Phil’s father, via email. She invites other readers to share any gun related self-defense stories with her, so that they may be shared with others. She can be found on Facebook or contacted at email@example.com.
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