It’s not the first ‘giant’ taken down by a slingshot. On Saturday, May 13th., ABC News ran this headline, “Teen uses slingshot to save sister from alleged kidnapper.”
A teenager helped save his younger sister from an alleged kidnapper by shooting the suspect with his slingshot, Michigan authorities said.
The 8-year-old girl was mushroom-hunting in her backyard in Alpena Township on Wednesday when “an unknown male appeared from the woods,” the Michigan State Police said in a press release on Friday.
The suspect held the girl’s mouth shut but she was able to break free, police said. Her 13-year-old brother witnessed the attack and shot the assailant in the head and chest with his slingshot, police said.
The suspect fled the area but was located by state troopers hiding at a nearby gas station, police said.
“The suspect had obvious signs of injury sustained from the slingshot with wounds to his head and chest,” police said.
The suspect — identified as a 17-year-old from Alpena — was taken into custody and allegedly confessed to detectives that he “planned on severely beating the victim,” police said. He was lodged in the Alpena County Jail without incident, police said.
“The Bible story of David and Goliath comes to mind”, said Thomas Robb, the National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, centrally based in Harrison, Arkansas. “This young man had to be terrified at the sight of someone trying to abuduct his sister, but yet in all his fear, he stood up for his sister. Not only did he stand up for his sister, but he saved other children from facing the same terror at the hands of this deranged 17 year old. In today’s America, if we want to survive, we must stand together as White people and be like David was, brave in the face of terror. Though we may sometimes feel as if we’re in a losing battle because ‘Goliath’ seems to large to beat, remember, a simple slingshot has won more than one battle.”