Detroit, MI – A great-grandmother fired 11 times at a home bus passenger who attempted an early morning robbery. Ramona Taylor Kamata, 56, pulled her handgun when she was attacked on a city bus after leaving a Southfield mall.
The Clinton Township woman noted that she was used to seeing the same faces on her usual bus route, according to ClickOnDetroit. Ramona Kamata reportedly has a concealed carry permit. The day of the shooting, the Michigan great-grandma was approached by a young man she had never seen before.
The gun-toting grandma has this to say about firing her gun at the attacker:
“He was saying, ‘you smell good, looks like you have money’ and I said no I don’t. He grabbed my book bag and I grabbed it back and we started tussling, I bit him on his left hand. When he struck me in my head we started fighting. No one tried to intervene. It’s sad you have all those men on the bus, and no one helped me.”
During an interview with WJBK, Kamate noted her attacker also said, “You by yourself, b***h.” As the young man tried to run off with the great-grandma’s things, folks started yelling that he had a gun. When the attacker turned around and faced the Michigan grandma, she pulled her 9mm out of opened fire. She fired 11 times at the man, but is unsure if any of the bullets made contact.
Ramona Kamate also had this to say about the mugging:
“At first, I felt remorse because I have grandchildren. But if my grandchildren are out her doing what these punks are doing, they need to get the same thing.”
Kamate is currently working with police officers to catch the mugger. An older woman traveling alone may have made Ramona look like an easy target. But, her willingness to pull her gun may make the mugger think twice about trying to rob women in the future.
Do you think Kamate was justified in pulling her gun on the attacker?
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