He suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

This was in Texas. Did he think it was New Jersey? Woman shoots man who reached into car and tried to steal purse in SW Houston: Police.

Police say Lachelle Hudgins had just parked her vehicle outside her home when two men reached through her driver’s side window and grabbed her purse. Before they could take it, Hudgins frantically reached into her bag and grabbed her gun.

For some reason, she only had 2 cartridges in the firearm. She shot twice and apparently hit one of the would-be miscreants.

The suspect underwent surgery. He’s expected to face aggravated robbery charges.

Hudgins told ABC13 that she still can’t believe she survived an attempted robbery unscathed.

Hat tip to The Other McCain with Oops! Tried to Rob the Wrong Woman!.

If you want to read more about armed self-defense, permit me to recommend the work of my good friend Robert A. Waters. He has written multiple books about such situations, including The Best Defense: True Stories of Intended Victims Who Defended Themselves with a Firearm, and his most recent book, co-authored with his son, Guns and Self-Defense: 23 Inspirational True Crime Stories of Survival with Firearms.