Knowing how to protect yourself sounds like an easy task. Don’t put yourself in a bad situation, take precautions, and know your surroundings. These are all simple concepts. But what happens when you actually find yourself in a situation where self-defense is necessary? One man assaulted a woman and her partner after she found a strange man in her garage. She was in a place that she knew well, yet, she was not able to prevent the crime. The more you know, the more you think about self-protection, and the more you practice, the more likely it is that you will be able to defend yourself.
Man Assaults Couple After Breaking into Garage
“ATLANTA — A man was arrested in a home invasion robbery that left a man and a woman injured Monday night, Atlanta police said.
Police said they responded to reports of a burglary at a home on the 3000 block of Nancy Creek Road in northwest Atlanta. The homeowners told police that a man, later identified as 34-year-old Jesse Snyder, had entered their home and physically assaulted them.
Police said the couple did not know Snyder before the attack.
Police say the woman found Snyder in the family’s garage, who then physically assaulted her and demanded her car keys, police said. When the other homeowner tried to confront Snyder, he was assaulted as well, police say.
Snyder is charged with burglary and breaking and entering. He was taken to the Fulton County Jail.
Both victims sustained injuries during the incident, according to police.“
Article originally reported by WSB-TV
What Can We Learn?
Be ready. This is the most important part of self-defense! Prepare for any situation at any time. Have a plan for a home invasion, know your limits and abilities, and train and educate yourself. No one expects a home invasion and you don’t have time to prepare during that moment. You must have an idea of what to do or you may freeze. If an invader is in your garage, what would you do? If you don’t know, start working on a plan.