COVID-19 ‘Prison Break’ Policy Already Producing Needless Victims

Written by Wes Walker on April 2, 2020

An early Parolee broke into a woman’s home, threatened her with a knife.

With stories like this out there, is it any wonder gun stores are seeing a surge in business?

This story happened in Utah, but probably has echoes of similar tales around the country.

Joshua J. Haskell, 42, of American Fork, “forcibly entered a home … (and) using a large, serrated knife, he threatened the homeowner and tied her up with shoelaces,” according to charging documents.

The woman told police that she was sleeping when she woke up to the sound of creaking stairs and discovered a man she had never seen before standing in her room holding a knife “raised toward his head with the knife pointing down,” according to a police affidavit.

“The victim began screaming and yelling, at which point the male told her to be quiet or he was going to cut her head off,” the affidavit states.

Haskell tied up the woman’s wrists and ankles with shoelaces. He told her he was taking her bank cards, cash, her car and her PIN numbers, and that if she gave him the wrong numbers he would return and kill her, according to police.

The woman’s son heard his mother’s screams and called 911.

When officers arrived at the house, Haskell was still in the bedroom with the woman. After realizing police were downstairs, Haskell got into the bed with the woman and told her to tell them he was her “lover,” the affidavit states. — Deseret

When leftist activists talk about their compassion in emptying the prisons… ask them about their compassion toward victims like this homeowner.

She did nothing wrong — nothing, except trust her elected officials and law enforcement to act in her best interests.

Obviously, they have failed to do that.

These are the same folks who tell us that only psychos want a gun for personal protection. Something tells us that if this homeowner wasn’t supportive of second amendment self-defense before, she will be now.