There are few creatures more fierce than a protective mother. “It was either me or him, and I had two kids. There was no way I was going to let them get hurt,” the mother said.
The “him” this Tempe, Arizona mom was talking about was Anthony Chambers who had let himself into another woman’s apartment last week. When police responded, he lit out into the night, eventually entering the mom’s home.
“Eventually I got my phone and…I dial the police up. He snatches the phone out of my hand, and that’s when I decide, I can’t do this, and I pull my gun out. I have it aimed at him, and I make sure he standing towards the door, yelling at him, ‘You need to get out!’”
The mother was able to get her phone back and call Tempe police, who were already in the complex looking for Chambers. The 27-year-old suspect eventually walked out of the apartment at gunpoint, where police were waiting.
Chambers didn’t really go quietly.
Chambers reportedly “continuously disobeyed them” so police released their K-9, Chance. The dog quickly bit Chambers in the left forearm and “held on to Chambers’ arm with his bite as Chambers began to punch the K-9 on the head several times.”
Several officers then tried to arrest Chambers, but he fought with them, “swinging his fists and his legs.”
Two officers and the dog were injured trying to subdue Chambers (who had resisting arrest and aggravated assault convictions on his record from 2014). Now he’s facing a charge of aggravated assault on an officer, three counts of kidnapping, harming a service animal, and five other felonies counts.
But the mom and her kids are safe and sound. Thanks to a gun.