Michael Bontaites is a thug with a history of using violence to get his way.
He tried to use it again when he decided to follow a 65-year-old Manchester, New Hampshire grandmother home and mug her. He chose a woman who refused to be a victim.
A 65-year-old grandmother said she didn’t have time to think when she pulled out her .32-caliber handgun and shot a man who tried to mug her outside her south Manchester apartment building late Monday night.
The woman, who recounted the incident to news media Tuesday, said she had a funny feeling once a dark-colored car started following her car as she pulled away from the Mobil on the Run and headed home to 640 South Porter St., a three-story, garden-style apartment building.
She had just gotten off work as a poker dealer. It was about 11:30 p.m. As she made her way to the building, she said a man exited the car, ran ahead of her and blocked her path.
“As soon as he went to grab me with his left hand, I pulled (the gun) out and shot him. I didn’t even think about it. I thought my safety was in danger,” said the woman, who asked that her name or image not be publicized.
“I’m not happy about what happened. I wish I didn’t have to do it, but my safety was my first priority.”
Bontaites was arrested at a nearby hospital as he sought treatment for a gunshot wound to the utter chest, and remains hosptalized.
The grandmother’s decisive action earned her effusive praise from Mayor Ted Gatsas and Police Chief Nick Willard. Willard wanted to ensure that she felt safe after having to turn in her gun as evidence until the case concludes, and she replied that a friend had already loaned her another gun.
This transfer of the loaner gun from one friend to another would be illegal under the gun control laws being pushed by Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety.
The self-defense shooting occurred hours before President Obama’s spiteful, tear-stained 40-minute rant outlining his planned executive orders against the Second Amendment rights of Americans, and this woman was clearly not impressed.
The incident took place about 12 hours before President Obama addressed the nation about his crackdown on gun purchases.
“Honestly, I do not have a problem with background checks. Anything else he’s trying to do, forget it. He’ll never take our guns away,” said the woman. Police said she had the proper license to carry a concealed weapon.
The woman wore jeans with a small peace symbol sewed just above her right knee. She wore a fleece hat with hearts on it and two crosses around her neck.
“I’m a child of the 60s,” she said.
President Obama will once again appear on television this evening to speak about his gun control schemes in front of a tightly-controlled, hand-picked audience that will not challenge executive orders that range from patently dishonest to unconstitutional.