When an armed intruder jumped a fence in Oklahoma little did he know that the wheelchair bound homeowner would be armed and ready to defend his life and property.
Steven Ferguson is in a wheelchair because of a motorcycle accident when he was a teenager. But he has a modified holster on his wheelchair that allows him to carry his firearm.
The intruder hoped over the fence of Ferguson’s property and looked into the sunroom where Ferguson was at the time. That’s when the homeowner said he saw the intruder reaching for his handgun.
But Ferguson’s modified holster allowed him to draw his gun quickly, and he was able to draw his handgun first and fire a shot at the armed intruder.
According to koco.com,
“I’m not that quick. I’m in a wheelchair. He could’ve killed me. He could’ve gotten anything he wanted,” said Ferguson who was working in his sunroom across the street from Veteran’s Park.
“Before he flagged me, that’s when I drew and fired, that was when he was pulling his gun up,” said Ferguson.
Steven beat the other gunman to the draw. He has a modified holster on his wheelchair. He says it’s the first time he’s shot at somebody.
“It’s my property. I don’t like anybody standing on my property without my permission,” added Ferguson.
Ferguson was not hurt and does not think he was able to hit the intruder before he fled the scene. But it’s unlikely that the intruder will be back now that he knows this wheelchair bound homeowner is NOT easy-pickins.
Had he not had a firearm when the armed intruder came onto his property who knows how this story would have ended, but the great equalizer once again allowed a law abiding citizen who happens to be handicapped to defend and protect himself.
“It’s not something that’s fun, having to shoot at somebody. But, I’m glad I had it,” said Ferguson, referring to his gun.