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Letter | Response to good Samaritan story

This is a response to the article in the Reporter (July 24, 2013), “Man threatens good Samaritan with sledgehammer.”

I had a little trouble grasping all the elements of this article. It seems that a man (good Samaritan) with his family had taken a lost woman home on East Mercer Way. He was confronted by a homeowner with a sledgehammer who threatened the man if he didn’t move his car from his driveway. A scuffle occurred.

At this point, the homeowner’s wife came out of the house with a loaded handgun. The driver then quickly moved to his car. The police arrived and took the gun, clip and sledgehammer into evidence.

I find the woman’s actions appalling. What did she expect to do? Shoot the man who had misparked? Accidentally shot her husband, the family in the car, a passerby, a neighbor?

Did we have a George Zimmerman situation here? Yes! Luckily, nothing tragic happened.

Dr. Robert P. Lewis

Mercer Island



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