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‘God loves you, guy!’: Good Samaritan shares simple message of hope to hurting man perched upon highway sign structure — and the man climbs down

Rick Jewell happened to be near the scene of an emerging crisis Tuesday in Tulsa, Oklahoma: A man had climbed all the way up a sign structure above Interstate 244 and wouldn’t come down.

Image source: Facebook video screenshot via @NewsChannel8Tulsa

So he came outside concerned about the man when a KTUL-TV reporter began speaking to Jewell about what he and the growing crowd below was witnessing.

“I stayed over here and prayed for 15 minutes when I first got here,” Jewell recalled to the station, “and then my son says, ‘Look over there, Dad; there’s a cross right behind him.”

Image source: Facebook video screenshot via @NewsChannel8Tulsa

Sure enough, the scene was unfolding right next to a giant cross that KTUL said is illuminated during the holidays.

Image source: Facebook video screenshot via @NewsChannel8Tulsa

It may have been a sign of things to come.

What happened next?

Jewell continued speaking to KTUL: “And as a whole, as Oklahoma, we ought to just pray for this man’s safety, and that we can find him the help he needs, ’cause obviously he needed something.”

As the man entered his sixth hour above the highway, witness Trei Jackson added to the station: “I just hope he don’t jump, man.”

Image source: Facebook video screenshot via @NewsChannel8Tulsa

Jewell noted to KTUL that “I’d like to get up there and talk to him is what I’d really like to do.”

The station reporter asked him what he would say to the man.

“That there’s more to life than the end of this, you know, and you have to be a believer, there’s something more to life than what’s going through his mind,” Jewell replied to the station.

Image source: Facebook video screenshot via @NewsChannel8Tulsa

And as it turns out, Jewell did just that.

He said he yelled up to the man, “God loves you, guy!” — and that the man climbed down, KTUL reported.

“I just started out talking to him, and I told him that there was more to life than what he was doing, and that God loved him,” Jewell recounted to the station. “And he looked at me, and I told him throw me his cigarettes; he threw me those. I said, ‘Throw me that rope’; he threw me that rope. And I said, ‘Now get down from there.’ I said, ‘They’re gonna to help you.’ He headed down. Simple. It’s crazy.”

He reminded KTUL of the spiritual preparations he’d taken: “But I also told you what I did for 15 minutes over there before you showed up; I was praying. So, that had a lot to do with it, I’m sure.”

Jackson confirmed to the station that Jewell “told him that Jesus loves you, basically, and that you ain’t do no wrong, to come down, just ask for help. Bro, he came down!”

Here’s video of the moment the man climbed down — and Jewell’s reaction afterward:

“I told him Jesus loves him, come on down,” Jewell explained to a KOKI-TV reporter immediately after the crisis ended, adding that the man replied to Jewell, “Man, I apologize in Jesus’ name …”

Anything else?

Negotiators also worked with the man for hours to convince him to climb down, KOTV-TV reported, adding that he climbed the structure around 9 a.m. and climbed down around 4 p.m.

Jewell told KOTV he saw the highway was closed due to the situation but was able to drive under a bridge and saw the man on the sign — and that he prayed for what to say to the man and felt called to go talk to him.

“I told him that this ain’t the end of the world, there’s people that will help you, and I said if you come down, I’ll help you,” Jewell told KOTV.

Tulsa Police Officer Andre Baul noted to the station that he talked to the man — who said he was worried about legal issues — for about an hour: “He was scared about the future, about what he was going to be facing once he came down.”

Police told KOTV the man was taken to get medical treatment.

Jewell added to the station that “looking at it from my perspective and his loved ones, no matter who he is or what’s going on in life, there’s always tomorrow — there’s a brighter day ahead of us.”

(H/T: The Christian Post)

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‘Victory’: Christian valedictorian now allowed to mention her faith in graduation speech after principal called out by law firm

A valedictorian from a Michigan high school now is allowed to mention her Christian faith in her graduation speech set for next week after the school’s principal — who had said the faith reference was “not appropriate” — was called out in a complaint letter, First Liberty Institute said.

In a brief note on its website titled, “Victory: Michigan High School Student No Longer Censored,Michigan High School Student No Longer Censored,” First Liberty said Hillsdale High School reversed its decision preventing Elizabeth Turner from referencing her faith.

“We are grateful to school officials for acting swiftly to ensure that religious students can freely exercise their right to express their faith in a graduation speech,” Keisha Russell, Counsel for First Liberty Institute, said. “Elizabeth is thrilled that she’ll be able to celebrate her graduation without being censored. We hope that future graduates will be free from religious censorship.”

Turner noted that she’s “grateful I will be able to share my faith with my classmates, and I pray that God uses this situation to advance His kingdom.”

What’s the background?

According to First Liberty, one section of Turner’s speech noted, “For me, my future hope is found in my relationship with Christ. By trusting in him and choosing to live a life dedicated to bringing his kingdom glory, I can be confident that I am living a life with purpose and meaning. My identity is found by what God says and who I want to become is laid out in scripture.”

The legal firm said the school’s principal, Amy Goldsmith, reacted by highlighting that paragraph, along with a second, and telling Turner that “you are representing the school in the speech, not using the podium as your public forum. We need to be mindful about the inclusion of religious aspects. These are your strong beliefs, but they are not appropriate for a speech in a school public setting. I know this will frustrate you, but we have to be mindful of it.”

Image source: First Liberty Institute

What happened next?

Turner got in touch with First Liberty, and the law firm said it sent a letter to Goldsmith informing her that she’s “violating federal law, which permits private religious speech at school events, and demanding that she allow Elizabeth to reference her faith.”

First Liberty also said student graduation speeches constitute private speech, not government speech, and private speech is not subject to the Establishment Clause. The law firm added that Turner’s statements “do not transform into government speech simply because they are delivered in a public setting or to a public audience.”

The letter concluded by requesting that Goldsmith “allow Elizabeth Turner to express her private religious beliefs at the graduation ceremony on June 6, 2021. Please confirm that you agree to our request by Friday, May 28, 2021 at 5PM.”

(H/T: Christian Post)

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Kindergartners on hijacked school bus asked armed intruder so many questions that he got ‘frustrated’ and let them off, hero bus driver recalls

“Precious cargo” indeed.

Within the harrowing account of a U.S. Army trainee going AWOL from Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and hijacking a school bus full of children as young as kindergartners is the heroic bus driver’s recollection that his 18 young passengers played a very big role in everyone coming through the ordeal safely.

What are the details?

The driver, Kenneth Corbin, sat down for an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday and explained how the May 6 incident all went down.

Image source: “Good Morning America” video screenshot

“The kids were the ones that actually got the gentleman off of the bus, and they pretty much had my back as much as my concerns were with them,” Corbin told “GMA.” “And at the end when they started questioning him, it seemed to have frustrated him because his main objective [was] to get to the next town; but in the end I think we were only on the road about four miles, and he just got frustrated with the questions and just told me to stop the bus and just get off: ‘All y’all get off.'”

The program noted that Jovan Collazo, 23, appeared to be trying to get home, according to police, and remains in custody facing two dozen charges, including 19 counts of kidnapping.

‘Why are you doing this?’

Corbin had just gone through training on how to handle a hostage situation and tried to no avail to dissuade Collazo from entering — but Corbin told “GMA” the hijacker pointed his government-issued rifle at him and ordered him to “close the door and move and drive.”

Image source: “Good Morning America” video screenshot

The hero driver added to “GMA” that the hijacker’s “main objective was to get to the next town” — but that about every 500 feet he would ask how much more they needed to travel. Corbin told the program that he informed Collazo they needed to drive another 15 to 20 miles to get the next town.

The hijacker also moved all the children scattered throughout the bus up front in one group so he could keep an eye on them — “and when he did that, especially some of my kindergarteners, they started asking him questions,” Corbin recalled to “GMA.”

He added to the program that the students asked Collazo if he was a soldier — to which he “hesitantly answered … ‘yes, I’m a soldier.'”

“They asked him, ‘Why are you doing this?’ And he never did have an answer for that one,” Corbin recounted to “GMA.” “Then they asked was he gonna hurt them; he said ‘no.’ They asked was he gonna hurt our bus driver; and he said, ‘No, I’m going to put you off the bus.’ He sensed more questions coming … I guess something clicked [in] his mind and said … ‘enough already,’ and he just told me to .. ‘stop the bus right here, and just get off.'”

Image source: “Good Morning America” video screenshot

Then it was over. Collazo was arrested soon after.

‘My heroes’

Corbin told the program that for him “it was just a matter of just staying calm and following his instructions and thinking about the kids, because I didn’t want to do anything that would, you know, rile him to cause him to do something that would bring harm to my kids.”

The hero driver added to “GMA” that it was “so evident that they were precious cargo, and I pretty much just had to just do whatever, you know, to get them off the bus safe and sound.”

Corbin also noted to the program that “it seemed as if their goal to do the same by me, and that’s why I refer to them as my heroes.”

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VIDEO: Boy slips off chairlift, grabs edge, dangles above the slopes — and all witnesses can do is shout encouragement for him to hold on

Liam Gratton had the ride of his life on Canada’s Table Mountain over the weekend,
CTV News reported.

But the 12-year-old snowboarder hadn’t planned on it happening on his chairlift ride up the Saskatoon slopes, the station said.

What happened?

Liam told CTV that after a quick lift bar adjustment he simply “slipped off” the chair. His older brother Luke noted to the station that a safety bar was removed too early.


Image source: CTV News video screenshot

Either way, Liam was able to grab the edge of the chairlift before falling, CTV reported — and he was forced to continue hanging on through the trip up the slope.


Image source: CTV News video screenshot

Aaron Arcand and a friend saw the whole thing while riding the lift behind Liam, the station said: “Right in front of us all of a sudden we just saw the little boy there kind of looking on the side, and I think he got too close to the side and slipped.”

Like others witnessing the scary moment, all they could do was watch and shout encouragement to Liam.

“We couldn’t do anything, we just had to sit there,” Arcand told CTV. “I started telling that boy to ‘just hang on, don’t let go, just keep on hanging man, just don’t let go.’ It was intense, a shocked feeling.”

Arcand also pulled out his phone and recorded the ordeal, the station said.

Here’s the full clip:


Kid Hangs From Chairlift After Slipping From Seat at Saskatchewan Ski Resort

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Fortunately Liam was able to hang on all the way to the top:


Image source: CTV News video screenshot


Image source: YouTube screenshot

Arcand added to CTV that once he got to the top, too, he checked on Liam and complimented him on his upper body strength.

So, how do we tell Mom?

Liam’s mother Kaelah Gratton told the station her sons informed her of Liam’s adventure when they got home — but that she didn’t quite understand. Then she saw the clip that was already quickly making the rounds on social media, and then she understood all too well.

“I watched it, and I watched it, and I just got sicker and sicker thinking about what would’ve happened if he would have fallen,” she told CTV.


Image source: CTV News video screenshot

Table Mountain’s general manager Lawrence Blouin told the station he’s relieved that Liam held on: “Thank God, because it could have been a very serious incident.”

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Three crooks demand 69-year-old hand over his belongings — then get hard lesson on what happens when you mess with a concealed carrier

A mythical Chicagoan once waxed philosophical about the foolishness of bringing a knife to gunfight.

Well, a trio of bad guys apparently didn’t have
any pointed object — except possibly for their skulls — at their disposal when they approached a 69-year-old man Tuesday night in the Windy City’s Beverly neighborhood on the south side and apparently figured they could get the best of him.

What the three misguided fellows didn’t think through — like a growing number of slow learners up to no good on American streets — is that their target has a bit more life experience and probably possesses the smarts to know that Chicago is a dangerous city where it’s wise to carry a gun for protection.

Even if that notion crossed their miniature minds at all, it didn’t leave much of a dent.

What happened?

After our heroes demanded the man hand over his belongings, the victim introduced them to his handgun — which he promptly used, shooting at the group and hitting one of the crooks in the knee, police
told the Chicago Tribune.

Following the 10:35 p.m. incident in the 10600 block of South Leavitt Street, the three would-be robbers cheesed it and hopped into a red Ford Fusion and drove off, authorities told the paper.

The trio got as far as the 8700 block of South Vincennes Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood — about four miles northwest of the crime scene — but police told the Tribune that the goodfellas crashed their vehicle.


Image source: WLS-TV video screenshot


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Undaunted, all three took off on foot but were soon nabbed by police, the paper said. The trio was taken into custody and then transported to a hospital for evaluation, according to the Sun-Times Media Wire.

Officer Alex Aguas, a police spokesman, told the Tribune no additional information about the men’s ages, injuries, or other details were immediately available.

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Baby boy comes back to life after doctors pronounce him dead following 10 rounds of chest compressions: ‘It was a miracle’

Kingston Lane has been defying the odds since his birth.

He and his twin brother were born in April 2020 at just 24 weeks. Kingston’s brother died a week later, and Kingston spent his first seven months after his birth in the neonatal intensive care unit at a Louisville hospital, WFIE-TV reported.

And now, even before his first birthday, the little man from Owensboro, Kentucky, who has had multiple surgeries on his head and heart, has wowed doctors again.

What happened?

On Saturday, Kingston’s parents saw their son was sick and believed he was suffering from stomach issues, but the next day, his mother, Brittany Lane, told WFIE, he “looked lifeless” and was transported to the emergency room at the local hospital.

Lane said her boy was taken straight to the trauma ward, his head swelling and his heart giving out. Doctors thought the problem might be related to the shunt tube in his head.

Teams at the hospital performed 10 rounds of chest compressions on the baby — and just before the 10th attempt, they had a heartbreaking warning for Mom.

“They were on the ninth one, and they were like, ‘Mrs. Lane, one more time and that’s all we can do for him,'” Lane recounted to WFIE. “He was completely blue, no pulse, no heartbeat — and cold. Super cold.”

He was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m.

But Kingston wasn’t done.

As his mother noted, “He has proved everybody wrong multiple times. He is amazing.”

According to Lane, as the medical teams were walking away from the declared-dead infant, a nurse noticed that little boy’s pulse had returned.

Lane said that just minutes before she had been “telling him to come back to me … I thought my son was gone.”

What happened next?

Then: “He squeezed my finger,” Brittany told WFIE through tears of joy and thankfulness. “I really don’t have any words.”

Her conclusion: “It was a miracle.”

Owensboro doctors removed fluid from Kingston’s head and had him flown to Louisville where his broken shunt was replaced.

Lane said there have been zero signs of new brain damage, adding, “I can see it in his eyes. I can see that he loves me. He knows I’m mom, and he knows I’m here.”

Kingston is still in the ICU, but he came off the ventilator Wednesday, and Mom got to hold him Thursday WFIE said.

Watch the WFIE interview with Brittany Lane here.

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Smash-and-grab in broad daylight caught on video — but victim isn’t about to let robber get away with it

San Francisco resident Forrest Lanning was driving through Golden Gate Park on his way back from lunch Wednesday,
KPIX-TV reported, when he caught an unusual sight ah

ead of him on the side of the road that led him to pull out his cellphone camera and start recording.

“I saw this guy at the car, and I thought he was just trying to open it, but then I saw him break the window, and then I’m like, ‘He’s doing one of those smash-and-grabs,'” Lanning told the station.


Image source: KPIX-TV video screenshot

Indeed, it was — but Lanning caught something else unexpected: The victim chased the robber across Martin Luther King Drive.

Video shows the robber starting off with a stolen suitcase and backpack:


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @rabidmarmot

But once he notices the victim is chasing him, the culprit drops the suitcase in the middle of the street. The victim then shoves the crook by a waiting getaway car and wrestles the backpack from him.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @rabidmarmot

Now empty-handed, the robber gets into the passenger seat of the getaway car — but the incensed victim manages to whack the crook’s passenger window with his reclaimed backpack before the car beats it.

Lanning also got a photo of the suspects’ Chevy Impala — California license plate 5ZZN552 — and called police, KPIX said.

Turns out the victim and his family, including a toddler, were visiting from Seattle and had checked out of their hotel Wednesday morning, Lanning told the station.

“I’ve never seen it done in the neighborhoods; it’s always Golden Gate Park because where they know there’s tourists,” he added to KPIX. “Something needs to be figured out because this is a really rampant problem.”

How bad is it?

The station said city crime data shows that burglaries spiked 222%, robberies are up 74%, and car thefts increased 31% in the two districts that cover Golden Gate Park compared with the same period last year.

However, larceny thefts — which include smash-and-grabs and shoplifting — are down 44%, police told KPIX, noting the reason presumably is fewer tourists parking their cars in the city and many stores having been closed due to the pandemic.

One area resident told the station he frequently walks in the park and sees smashed glass on the ground from broken-into vehicles.

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Omaha church partners with nonprofit and cancels $7.2 million of medical debt for strangers

A Nebraska church is serving its community and helping those in need by helping to eliminate millions of dollars in medical expenses for people overwhelmed by debt.

King of Kings Church in Omaha has partnered with RIP Medical Debt, a New York-based nonprofit organization, to buy up medical debt and then forgive it.

“They are just doing a terrific ministry,” King of Kings Church lead pastor Greg Griffith told WOWT-TV.

RIP Medical Debt was founded in 2014 by former debt collections executives Craig Antico and Jerry Ashton. Their organization uses donations to purchase medical debt from hospitals and doctors practices before it is sold to collections firms and then forgives that debt, freeing people in need from the enormous burden of their medical expenses.

When debt is sold to collections, it is sold at a discount, for a fraction of the total value of the debt. This allows RIP Medical Debt to purchase the rights to collect medical debt cheaply and then cancel that debt. There’s no need to raise millions of dollars to cancel millions of dollars of debt. For every $100 donation, RIP Medical Debt says they can forgive $10,000 of medical debt.

When Pastor Griffith learned that churches have partnered with RIP Medical Debt to forgive debts across the country, he wanted his King of Kings Church to be a part of that effort. The coronavirus pandemic has prevented churches nationwide from meeting and serving their communities in the way they are used to, but Griffith said RIP Medical Debt gave his church an ability to make a difference in people’s lives in a way that was relevant to the times.

“Health care is an issue. Medical debt is an issue and people are going to the hospital totally unexpectedly because of this global pandemic and so we felt this would be a great way to say, ‘Let us help you,'” he said.

King of Kings Church made a $35,000 donation that RIP Medical Debt turned around to buy up the medical debt of 2,700 people, eliminating $7.2 million worth of debt in Nebraska, Iowa, and part of Arizona.

Pastor Griffith hopes other churches take advantage of the opportunity provided by RIP Medical Debt and similar organizations to serve people in need across the United States.

“We could cancel all medical debt, even student loan debt,” he said. “I hope and pray other churches take a look at this model and consider it.”

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Local congregation in Louisiana raises $125,000 to pay neighbors’ electricity bills

As people continue to struggle in the current pandemic-plagued U.S. economy, members of one New Orleans-area church decided to find a practical way to help their neighbors — they engaged in a campaign to raise money to help pay their neighbors’ electricity bills.

And it was no small effort.

The nondenominational Household of Faith Family Worship Church International, which has three locations in Harvey, Louisiana, just across the Mississippi River from the Crescent City, helped raise $125,000 for the cause, the Christian Post reported.

When asked why the church did this, Dale Barriere, the wife of Senior Pastor Antoine Barriere, told the Post they launched the campaign “because God said so.”

According to the Post, the efforts helped pay bills for customers of energy company Entergy, which partnered with the church to meet residents’ needs.

For Dale Barriere, this was an answer to prayer.

“Our prayer was how can we help those who are hurting and He said $100 towards Entergy bill,” she told the outlet. “Our hope is to encourage the community to never give up and when you think there’s no help, out of the blue help steps in.”

Barriere explained to the Post that the church first raised $50,000, and then Entergy matched their donation. According the church, members of the congregation and businesses then added another $25,000, bringing the total to $125,000.

People were having trouble paying their bills not just because of higher unemployment in the downturned economy, Entergy said. The company also said that the cold weather, coupled with the pandemic that has forced more people to stay home, has led to higher electricity usage — and therefore higher bills.

“We had colder weather, so people were using heat more. We had an end of holiday period where people were not traveling normally,” Entergy New Orleans CEO David Ellis told Nola.com. “What those point to is higher consumption.”

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Woman wallops would-be car thief at gas station, tosses him to the ground: ‘I’m not in the mood tonight’

Benita Early was standing next to her Honda Accord, pumping gas at a Sam’s Club in Memphis, Tennessee, earlier this month when she encountered an unwelcome visitor — sitting in her driver’s seat, WREG-TV reported.

What happened?

Police released surveillance video of Jan. 22 attempted theft, and it showed a white Mercedes pull up next to her Honda around 7 p.m. and a male quickly exiting the Mercedes’ passenger-side door and heading to her car:

Image source: WREG-TV video screenshot

The suspect then was seen opening the passenger-side door of Early’s Accord:

Image source: WREG-TV video screenshot

The guy then slipped inside the Accord, got into the driver’s seat — and then put Early’s Honda in reverse, the station said.

But Early, 54, was having none of this foolishness.

“I grabbed him, and I hit him in the head,” she told WREG. “He had some long dreads. So I took my hand and grabbed the long dreads in one hand, and he was wearing a hoodie over his head. So I pulled the hoodie, and it started to rip. Then I was able to get hold of him, and I grabbed him and threw him down to the ground.”

Sometimes crooks mess with the wrong “victims,” don’t they?

Video showed the suspect back on his feet and then running back to the white Mercedes, opening its door, and getting in as the car sped off.

Image source: WREG-TV video screenshot

What happened to Early?

“I wasn’t trying to hurt him, but I wanted him to leave me alone,” Early told the station, adding that she’s been robbed before.

Except this time she took action.

“I was like, ‘I’m not in the mood tonight’,” Early told WREG.

While she successfully made the suspect run, Early suffered a sprained hand in the process:

Image source: WREG-TV video screenshot

What happened to the suspect?

Police are still trying to find the would-be car thief, the station said.

“To me, he could have been 18, 19 years old,” Early told WREG.

And she noted to the station that the suspect is old enough to know right from wrong, Early added that he’s young enough to start walking on a better path.

“This could be the opportunity for him to turn his life around and become a productive member of society,” she told WREG.

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Antifa mob thinks it has cops retreating — until the tough leftists get pelted with flash bangs and tear gas

So there’s finally some good news out of Portland, Oregon — and this brief dispatch may even put a smile on your face.

What happened?

Well, our old friends Antifa — those figments of conservatives’ imaginations given they’re merely ”
an idea” and a “myth” — were miraculously caught on video confronting federal police Wednesday night near the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement building in the south part of the city.

Portland police said people were throwing rocks, eggs and vandalizing the building, KGW-TV reported.

The station said the feds continuously pushed demonstrators away from the ICE building, and that protesters tried regrouping and relaunching their offensives.

In one scene caught on video, Antifa militants stalked their way toward federal officers who appeared to be backing up — after which the leftists rejoiced with glee.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @zerosum24

“Hey!” one Antifa bro shouted, mocking the cops as if there were listening to the lawless leftists. “Good boy!”

Another militant shouted at the top of her lungs, “We have the right to assemble in a public f***ing street!”

But things are not what they appear to be

But just when it seemed as though Antifa would win the day, BOOM!

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @zerosum24

It appeared the federal officers pelted the leftists with flash bangs and tear gas — and the leftists didn’t like it, no not one little bit.

“Bastards!” one hardcore radical hollered as he ran off into the night after appearing to get hit.

This pair appeared to be doing a little dance as they made their escape:

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @zerosum24

Another shouted, “You f***ing bastards! You f***ing little cowards!”

Not that it did much good.

Check it all out. (Content warning: Language:)

Anything else?

Six people were arrested, KGW reported, adding that the protesters — numbering between 100 and 200 — want ICE abolished.

More from the station:

As part of his first wave of actions as president, Joe Biden issued several executive orders Wednesday aimed at influencing the country’s immigration policy and reversing course from his Republican predecessor. The orders included preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and instituting a 100-day moratorium, beginning Friday, on the deportation of certain noncitizens.

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Bills Mafia generosity amazes after Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson left game with injury

On Saturday, the Buffalo Bills met the Baltimore Ravens in western New York, facing off for their divisional playoff game. In the second half, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was forced to leave the game after sustaining an injury that triggered the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Presented with the fact that the star player of the only team standing in the way of the Buffalo Bills returning to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since 1994 was now out of the game, Bills fans responded by rallying to raise money for Jackson’s favorite charity, “Blessings in a Backpack.” After the game ended, with Buffalo winning 17-3, charitable donations from the “Bills Mafia” came pouring into the organization, which provides food for needy elementary school children across America.

“It started around 11:30 last night, and our donation box just started flooding with donations from Bills fans for Lamar. It’s just been overwhelming — in the best possible way,” Blessings in a Backpack’s Nikki Grizzle told ESPN.

Bills fans posted to social media encouraging others to donate $8 or more to the charity in honor of Jackson, who wears number 8, wishing him a speedy recovery as well.

Grizzle said that as of 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, more than 9,000 people had already donated over $240,000 to the charity. As of Monday morning, donations reportedly grew close to $300,000.

The Baltimore Ravens acknowledged the Bills Mafia for their magnanimity in victory.

Bills fans are earning a reputation for their generous giving. Last November, Bills quarterback Josh Allen learned that his paternal grandmother Patricia Allen had died suddenly, the day before the Bills were set to play against the Seattle Seahawks. Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott gave Allen the opportunity to sit out the game to grieve, but Allen instead elected to keep playing and led the team to a 44-34 victory over Seattle, throwing for 415 yards and three touchdowns.

After Allen’s outstanding performance, the Bills Mafia launched a fundraising campaign for the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, donating in Patricia’s name. Many fans donated in increments of $17, honoring Allen’s jersey number, and since November over $1 million has been donated to the hospital.

Grizzle summarized the charity of the Bills Mafia with a single word.

“Amazing,” she said. “And it just keeps rolling in.”

On Sunday Jan. 24, the Buffalo Bills will play against 2020 Super Bowl champions the Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC Championship and the right to travel to Tampa for Super Bowl LV.

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After woke Santa squashes little boy’s Nerf gun Christmas wish, silver linings emerge — along with one huge surprise

One story that hit more than a few front pages Monday was the sad tale of a little boy asking a mall Santa Claus for a Nerf gun for Christmas, only to have the woke St. Nick deny him flat.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @WhiteHovse

“No guns,” Santa told the kid, before adding “not even a Nerf gun.”

With that the boy turned and gave his mom a heartbroken stare:


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Talk about a Scrooge move.

To make matters worse, the little boy began crying — after which his mom consoled him and let him know that he’d still get his Nerf gun:


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Here’s the clip that has everyone buzzing:

The rest of the story

The boy’s mother posted the same video on her Facebook page Sunday afternoon, noting it was the first year her son was “excited to go see Santa” — but that the guy who put on the red suit and white beard also put his politics front and center.

“It was supposed to be magical, but instead I had to watch my sweet little boy fight back tears because Santa told him No because of his own personal beliefs,” Sabella DeCarlo wrote. “I had to think fast and explain to him that this Santa was just a helper and not the real guy. I just wanted to console my baby and get him out of there; flipping out on Santa would have only made it worse. His Elfie is going to bring him a Nerf gun directly from the North Pole, from the real Santa, tonight.”

And as it turns out, some good news has emerged from the misty-eyed moment.

The mom’s post received an addendum from a friend who said the mall — Harlem Irving Plaza in Norridge, Illinois, a village about 20 minutes northwest of Chicago — “has responded quickly and with kindness and understanding. They have a special surprise for Michael that we will share later.”

The addendum also stated that “many people have offered to send Michael a Nerf gun. His wish list has more than been fulfilled so if you’re still feeling generous please contact his mother, Sabella DeCarlo, as they are organizing a large Nerf and toy donation to children in need! We’re trying to turn this unfortunate incident into something positive and spread cheer to children who really need it!”

That Santa really was woke

The mall added its own Facebook post, expressing its regret over the situation and saying that the Santa in question “is heartbroken and crushed that he has made this child so sad and upset, and turned in his resignation. The Santa company will continue to remind all Santas how important it is to not impose personal opinions during visits with the children.”

And speaking of that ‘special surprise’…

The mall added that the “real” Santa visited Michael at his home Monday to bring him a Nerf gun — and that “we hope we restored Christmas magic to this boy and his family with Santa’s special visit.”

Looks like it worked:


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Steven interviews “Earthworm Jim” creator Doug TenNapel and discusses faith, cancel culture, and the complexities surviving as a conservative Christian artist in an overwhelmingly leftist industry.



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Mugger in ninja costume gets painful lesson in manners from etiquette-teaching mom — who also knows how to kickbox

Myka Meier
told the New York Daily News she was enjoying a pleasant walk with her 3-year-old daughter Monday morning in the Chelsea area of Manhattan when a mugger in a ninja costume attacked her from behind.

A 38-year-old etiquette teacher, Meier also happens to be pretty good at kickboxing, the paper said — and she wasn’t about to play the victim on this day.

What are the details?

“It felt like he came out of nowhere,” she recounted to the Daily News, noting that the crook tried to steal her bag. “He came to my right side, where my bag was, but it was looped around my shoulder. He didn’t say anything. I still had my bag in my possession, and I kicked him. I just started kicking. The self-defense courses I’ve taken took over.”

Meier told the paper she also was in “mama bear mode” given her daughter’s presence. Here’s a lighthearted moment between them posted to Instagram a week before the harrowing encounter:

‘I think he was shocked that I fought back’

“I think he was shocked that I fought back,” she added to the Daily News. “I think I was more aggressive than he intended. But I train for this stuff. I leave my manners classes, and I go kickbox.”

Meier screamed and fought off the ninja-costumed crook — who also was wearing a red cloth around his forehead — before he took off; but she did battle long enough for two construction workers and a doorman to chase him down, the paper said.

“There was a little tug of war over the bag for maybe about a second, and then he started running once I think he saw the attention coming,” she noted to the Daily News. “The doorman and the two construction workers did their thing and just grabbed him and held him.”

Meier told the paper she was bruised on her back and arms after she fell — albeit still kicking — and tore a thumbnail. She noted that her appearance likely gave the mugger the impression she was an easy target, the Daily News said.

Oh, how wrong he was.

“I don’t want to be seen as the helpless victim,” Meier told the paper. “I teach etiquette at the Plaza Hotel. I am always in a dress and high heels, but I want people to know that you can be ladylike and fight off an attacker at the same time.”

What happened to the suspect?

Police arrested Casique Roman, 41, of Hackensack, New Jersey, and charged him with robbery, the Daily News said, adding that authorities noted he’s been busted in New York and New Jersey over the last six years for criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“We got the man, and he’s off the streets, and I hope he stays off the streets,” Meier told the paper. “This isn’t an innocent person. This is a violent man that would attack a mom with her child. He was aggressive. Had I been thinking clearly, I would have just given him my bag. I was just in mama bear mode.”

She added to the Daily News that the suspect also is in dire need of etiquette.

“I’m all about educating people on manners,” Meier noted to the paper. “This guy certainly needs some.”

Here’s a clip from Meier’s etiquette channel on YouTube recorded earlier this year:


Myka Meier — Welcome to My Youtube Channel!

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Ohio veteran walks state with ‘thin blue line’ flag to ‘back the blue’ and show people they don’t have to be afraid of COVID-19

An Ohio man wants to spread a message of support for the police and courage in the face of the pandemic by walking around his state carrying flags with him.

Conrad Allen, 52, of Putnam County carries a “thin blue line” flag, a flag supporting President Donald Trump, and a United States flag 15 to 20 miles each day around the perimeter of the state. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he wants people to know “we don’t have to be afraid of each other,” telling WKEF-TV he hopes his actions will inspire people to be less afraid.

“COVID is real, but so is being free,” Allen said.

Allen is the executive director of the Committee for a Better Ohio, a nonprofit grassroots organization that advocates for conservative policies to improve Ohio. His biography describes him as “an outspoken American patriot and Christian Conservative who lived a life of adventure as an international exploration geologist.” He is a veteran, having served on active duty as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Why is he carrying his flags?

“Peace, I want to bring peace,” Allen told WLIO-TV last week at the start of his journey. “You know we are here, out here, in Putnam County and near Lima here, it’s pretty much Trump country. But I am going to go through the heart of Dayton, through the heart of Cincinnati, the heart of Cleveland. I want people there to know that conservatives love them, we truly do. Some of the bad guys will probably try and take my stuff and treat me mean, but I don’t care about that, I will just keep going.”

On his daily walks Allen says people will stop and bring him water and thank him for “backing the blue.”

A sheriff in Troy even bought Allen a Wendy’s sandwich for lunch to show his department’s support for what he’s doing.

Allen shared a video of meeting Sheriff Dave Duchak of Miami County and two other officers at the Miami County Courthouse in Troy on his Facebook page, where he posts photos and videos some of his walks around Ohio.

“It’s great what you’re doing,” Sheriff Duchak told Allen in the video. “We in law enforcement just appreciate the support. There’s so much support out there that’s not getting reported on.

“Law enforcement is not the enemy, and what you’re doing is huge,” the sheriff added.

Miami Valley Today reporter Michael Ullery caught up with Allen on Tuesday when he was passing through Troy, interviewing him about his mission. He said his message is to travel the state to support our law enforcement officers, support the president, and support the United States of America.

“I’m a walking talking flag pole,” Allen told WKEF. “It’s the goodness in these flags people are reacting to.”

Allen plans to continue walking around the circumference of his state, a nearly 1,000 mile journey he expects will take around 100 days to complete. While such a trek would be daunting to some, Allen is excited to keep walking.

“Fall in Ohio is absolutely beautiful,” he said. “Walking 7 to 10 hours a day is absolutely heaven.”

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‘Vigilant’ and ‘gracious’ police officer acts when she notices a fallen American flag. She didn’t know, but it was caught on video.

A police officer in Peoria, Arizona, noticed a fallen American flag while on patrol in the wee hours of the morning last week, and she acted. She didn’t know it, but her patriotic action was caught on camera.

The Peoria Police Department’s Officer Montes, a military veteran, saw a wind-damaged American flag lying on the ground at 3:23 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 9, FOX 10 Phoenix reported. So she picked the flag up, rolled it around the attached pole, and left it on the doorstep for the owner to find later that day.

It was all caught on video by a Ring doorbell camera, and the video was shared by the Peoria Police Department’s Twitter account.

In a note shared with the police department, the flag’s owner thanked Officer Montes.

“I don’t know who she was, but a Peoria PD Officer on watch came to my house at 3:23am this morning. I have her on Ring video,” the note reads. “My American flag had apparently separated from it’s mount during the wind last night, she was vigilant and noticed, and she was gracious enough to roll it up and leave it by my garage door. If she’s reading this, thank you and much respect.”

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White House economic chief Larry Kudlow shares powerful testimony on overcoming his own addictions

President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, opened up about his own past struggles with addiction on Thursday, delivering a glimpse into his past and humbly offering to others what worked for him in overcoming substance abuse.

What are the details?

During a roundtable discussion for the Office of National Drug Policy led by first lady Melania Trump on Thursday, Kudlow was given the floor to tell his own story.

Kudlow, the director of the United States Economic Council, began by noting that he had just celebrated 25 years of sobriety in July, before explaining, “When the president and the first lady offered me this position — which is the greatest honor of my professional life…it would not have been possible…it would not have been remotely possible. It would have been unthinkable that I could occupy such a job 25 years ago.”

“I was a hopeless abuser of alcohol and drugs,” he continued. “I had tried several times unsuccessfully to get sober. Like a lot of my peers and friends, I went through bloody hell and suffered significant consequences. I’m not alone. Most of us had the same troubles.”

The Daily Mail reported that Kudlow was a “Wall Street star in the 1990s — with chatter he could run for public office — when he revealed he left his job at Bear Stearns to enter a 12-step program in order to deal with his addictions to cocaine and alcohol.”

The outlet noted that “in 1995, his third wife Judith threatened to divorce him when he relapsed. But he did manage to make a recovery and keep his marriage.”

On Thursday, Kudlow referred to his wife of 34 years as “a saint,” saying that their marriage was able to survive “by the grace of God.” He was eventually able to get sober and remain so through the support of Judy and his friends.

“I believe sincerely today it was the best thing that ever happened to me. It forced me to change, seek a new path, return to faith,” Kudlow said. According to Fox Business, “he said that he learned God ‘could and would’ help him beat his addiction to drugs and alcohol.”

Kudlow also spoke directly to those who are currently struggling with addiction. “You will, you can get sober,” he said.

“Those who are still sick and suffering, you can. It’s not easy, but you can get sober and stay sober and you can lead a productive life, and most importantly, hopefully, like myself, we can learn to help other people,”


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A 6-year-old boy is a hero after saving his little sister from a vicious dog attack: ‘If someone had to die, I thought it should be me’

A 6-year-old Wyoming boy is being hailed as a hero for saving his younger sister from the jaws of an angry, charging dog.

What are the details?

In a now-viral Instagram post, Nikki Walker — 6-year-old Bridger Walker’s aunt — detailed the child’s harrowing experience, revealing that the child was bitten several times on his head and face.

Bridger — who had jumped between his younger sister and a neighbor’s dog — grabbed his sister’s hand and began running away to keep her safe.

Walker said that Bridger told her, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.”

Bridger’s injuries required 90 stitches to close the wounds on his mouth, cheek, and near his eye.

He was treated at a local hospital and discharged to his home, where he is recovering, according to his aunt.

Walker said that she and her family feels “no resentment” toward the dog’s owners — who the family calls “really great people who have been nothing but kind to Bridger and his family” — despite the horrific incident.

“We feel no resentment toward them at all, and — if anything — there’s only been an increase of love between our families as a result of this incident,” she said.

Walker said she decided to share her nephew’s bravery on Instagram in hopes of getting some love from some of his favorite movie heroes such as “Avengers star Mark Ruffalo and more.

“We love our brave boy and want all the other superheroes to know about this latest hero who joined their ranks,” she wrote.

What did Walker say in the Instagram post?

In the Instagram post, Bridger’s aunt wrote, “On July 9th, my six year old nephew Bridger saved his little sister’s life by standing between her and a charging dog. After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe.”

“He later said, ‘If someone had to die, I thought it should be me,'” she continued. “After receiving 90 stitches (give or take) from a skilled plastic surgeon, he’s finally resting at home. We love our brave boy and want all the other superheroes to know about this latest hero who joined their ranks.”

Some of the celebrities tagged in Walker’s post did, indeed, reach out to the child and congratulated him on his bravery for protecting his young sibling.

In the Instagram post, Walker also added that her nephew loves geology and collecting rocks, and suggested that those wanting to share their appreciation for Bridger send the child interesting rocks from their localities.

“For those who have inquired about sending Bridger some rocks, here’s the address to use,” she wrote, and provided a P.O. box for the child to receive the gifts.

Anyone interested in sending rocks to Bridger can ship their parcels to the following address:

Bridger Walker
P.O. Box 22141
Cheyenne, WY 82003

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Peaceful protests persist despite the distraction of continued riots and looting

People are still rioting, looting businesses, and getting in violent clashes with police and civilians alike. This activity has threatened public safety, dominated the media coverage, and undermined the purpose of the protests.

Still, there were many peaceful protests and positive moments as people call for justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery; for accountability from police officers in how they exert their authority, and for racial equality and peace. Take a look:

Monday, George Floyd’s brother, Terrence, visited the site where George was killed in Minneapolis. He prayed with those gathered, called for an end to all violence and rioting being carried out in his brother’s name, and encouraged people to fight for change through peaceful protest and voting.


George Floyd death: George’s brother Terrence Floyd says more violence won’t “bring my brother back”

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BBC News put together a compilation of uplifting moments from peaceful protests around the country, showing black leaders calling for peace and love, police officers engaging in conversation and acts of solidarity with protesters, and residents cleaning up the damage caused by rioters.

In Chandler, Arizona, a police officer handed out water to peaceful protesters:

And in Pittsburgh, a protester did the same for some officers:

Protests are occurring nationwide in response to recent killings of black Americans. George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25 while being arrested for a nonviolent crime. Breonna Taylor was killed by Louisville police officer in March while the officers were serving a no-knock warrant at her home after midnight. Ahmaud Arbery was killed by two Georgia residents who chased him down because they suspected that he had burglarized an unoccupied home under construction.

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Actor Denzel Washington plays hero in real life. Check out what he does for man apparently in distress on LA street.

A viral video of Denzel Washington shows the actor helping a man apparently in distress on a Los Angeles street — and police later said Washington “saved the day” and called him a “very good Samaritan.”

What are the details?

A Los Angeles police officer explained in a video posted by Twitter user
@MoPhoPix that Washington was driving when he spotted a man in the road, became concerned for the man’s safety, pulled over, and helped him to the sidewalk.

Another person recognized Washington — an iconic actor and two-time Academy Award winner — while driving by and called police, according to the officer in the video,
USA Today reported.

A separate video showed some of the May 21 encounter that included Washington — who’s wearing a face mask — speaking to the man, putting his hand on his shoulder, sitting down while talking with police officers, and standing with the man as officers handle the situation.


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At one point, officers appear to handcuff the man as Washington stands with him — and afterward the actor even tries to put what looks like a bottle of orange juice in his pocket.


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“We intervened, spoke with the individual, and determined that he did not want to harm himself or others, and he was on his way, and Denzel left,” the officer continues in the explanatory video. “Denzel provided him a mask to protect himself from the environment, and that was good. So Denzel helped us today. Saved the day.”

Check it out:

What was the reaction?

A number of Twitter observers couldn’t help seeing Washington’s act of kindness through the lens of this week’s rioting in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, USA Today said:

  • “DenzelWashington did what anybody should do in that kind of situation[.] I would’ve like to know that the people recording #GeorgeFloyd or Those surrounding him could’ve felt safe enough to do the same.”
  • “Can Denzel Washington go to Minnesota and teach a class?”
  • “After what happened to George Floyd, this helped take the edge off. Thank you Denzel Washington.”

Anything else?

As you may have noticed, Washington has gone on record over the last few years with a number of very powerful statements about the importance of faith in God, prayer, family, hard work, and even discerning truth from lies when it comes to the mainstream media.

Remember the inspiring college graduation speech he gave in 2015, featuring his charge that graduates “put God first”? Well, here you go:


The Dillard Commencement Address

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Retired Kansas farmer gets honorary degree after his touching gesture toward NYC medical professionals

Dennis Ruhnke, a retired farmer from Kansas, has been awarded an honorary degree from Kansas State University after his gesture toward New York City medical professionals went viral last month.

Ruhnke first made the news when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) tweeted out a picture of a letter Ruhnke wrote along with an enclosed unused N95 mask that he had kept from his days as a farmer. Cuomo’s tweet has had more than 40,000 retweets and 200,000 likes.

In the letter, which Cuomo praised as “humanity at its best,” Ruhnke says, “I seriously doubt that you will read this letter as I know you are busy beyond belief with the disaster that has befallen our country. We currently (as of March 26, 2020) are a nation in crisis. Of that there is no doubt.”

Ruhnke states in the letter that he is “hunkered down in N.E. Kansas with my wife who has but one lung and occasional problems with her remaining lung. She also has diabetes. We are in our 70’s now and frankly I am afraid for her.”

Ruhnke went on to state, “Enclosed find a solitary N-95 mask left over from my farming days. It has never been used. If you could, would you please give this mask to a nurse or doctor in your city. I have kept four masks for my immediate family. Please keep on doing what you do so well, which is to lead.”

Ruhnke’s story came to the attention of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D), who attended a presentation Tuesday in which Ruhke was awarded an honorary degree from Kansas State University.

According to a post on Kelly’s Facebook page, “In 1971, [Ruhnke] was two credits away from earning his degree in agriculture when his father passed away. He chose to leave school to take care of his mother and the family farm. Dennis’ kindness and lifelong career in agriculture make him more than qualified to receive a degree.”

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Tom Hanks sends heartfelt letter to 8-year-old who was bullied for having the name Corona

Actor Tom Hanks recently made an 8-year-old boy’s day by sending a typewritten letter and gift to him encouraging him after he had been bullied for having the name Corona.

The boy, Corona DeVries, had recently sent a letter of his own to the actor and his wife, Rita Wilson, after discovering that they had tested positive for COVID-19 while in Australia filming a movie. DeVries, himself from the northern Gold Coast of Australia, felt a connection with Hanks and wanted him to know he was thinking about him.

Along with the unexpected response letter, Hanks — who is a prolific collector of typewriters — also sent DeVries a special Corona brand vintage typewriter as a gift.

“I thought this typewriter would suit you,” Hanks wrote in the letter, asking DeVries to use it to write him back.

The letter reads:

Dear Friend Corona,

Your letter made my wife and I feel so wonderful! Thank you for being such a good friend – friends make friends feel good when they are down.

I saw you on TV, even though I was back in the USA already – and all healthy. Even though I was no longer sick, getting your letter made me feel even better. You know, you are the only person I’ve ever known to have the name Corona – like the ring around the sun, a crown.

I thought this typewriter would suit you. I had taken it to the Gold Coast, and now, it is back – with you. Ask a grown up how it works. And use it to write me back.

In a handwritten note on the letter, Hanks, the voice actor for Woody from “Toy Story,” told DeVries that “you got a friend in me.”

“It’s awesome,” DeVries after receiving the gift, according to Metaflix. “It’s so old it must have belonged to someone before they gave it to Tom Hanks.”

In an interview with “Today” Show Australia on Thursday, DeVries said that he hasn’t written the letter yet, but he will shortly.

Here’s more about the story:


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Crook steals car, drives off, ditches it, then tries breaking into nearby residence. But gun-toting homeowner ends his escapade.

Ryan Johnson Davis’ calendar apparently displayed a full schedule Thursday night.

What happened?

Phoenix, Arizona, police said the 32-year-old allegedly stole a vehicle near 51st and Van Buren Streets around 10 p.m., KPNX-TV reported, adding that Davis dished out a minor injury to the owner who fought with the suspect to prevent his car from being stolen.

Davis then allegedly drove a few miles away to the area of 53rd Street and Indian School Road, where he ditched the car and tried to break into a home, KPHO-TV reported.

But the homeowner had a gun — and wasn’t having any of it. KPNX said the homeowner shot Davis.

What happened to the suspect?

Soon after the suspect was arrested and taken to a hospital with an injury that wasn’t life threatening, KPNX reported.

When Davis was released from the hospital, the station said he was booked into the Maricopa County Jail for robbery, theft of means of transportation, residential burglary, and trespassing.

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