Coy Tolonen, 65, is a breast cancer survivor who is sick and tired of the crime in her neighborhood. She has started the “Glock Block” to let would-be-criminals know that she and her neighbors are not going to take it anymore.
She decided to organize the group of pistol carrying neighbors after she had some lawn ornaments stolen from her front lawn. She tried to chase the thief down but he got away. Now she wants neighbors to put signs in their windows and on their doors that say, “This is a Glock Block. We don’t call 911.”
When asked about the crime in her neighborhood and the incident of her stolen property Tolonen told ABC news,
“It just made my blood run cold because our grandkids are playing here a lot, and one of them could have been snatched just as easily as the statue”
“These guys need to know if you’re going to pick on a little old lady, then lots of the ladies I know are packing [guns]. They’re sweet ladies but if it’s their life, I’m sorry you’re going to lose yours,” Tolonen said.
So far at least a dozen other neighbors have expressed interest in joining the “Glock Block”.
“We don’t want people to feel bad if they don’t want to post one. We respect their rights too,” Tolonen said. ”I just want criminals to think twice. I want my grandkids to be able to play in the yard. It’s time that we step up.”
Tolonen has stated how much the group emphasizes safety in using firearms and she said they they might even have regular meetings at the firing range.