An Idaho man says he is glad he recently obtained a concealed weapons permit after he said he was forced to pull his gun when a man wielding a knife approached him and his two-year-old daughter on Wednesday.
“Me and my daughter were parked here and I was standing by the vehicle on the rail,” Anthony Broyles told KREM.
The father and daughter were spending the day together at Lake Coeur d’Alene.
“There was a van that was parked in that direction with two gentlemen sitting in it,” he said.
“I turned around and there was a guy that was sneaking up on me … probably about 15 feet behind me and he asked me if I had any money,” said Broyles, who also told KREM that he thought the man wanted to kidnap his daughter.
“I pushed my daughter back, pulled out my weapon, cocked it and aimed it at him,” said Broyles, whose .380 LCP Ruger forced the man to flee.
“I believe in carrying weapons,” said Broyles, a former Marine who obtained his Idaho concealed weapons permit earlier this year.
“If I didn’t have my pistol today I’m pretty sure I would have been dead,” Broyles said.