Concealed Carrier Stops Kidnapping Attempt

'He saved all of us'


A Pennsylvania man used his concealed firearm to stop an attempted kidnapping near the northeastern town of Plymouth last monday.

An unidentified man who is now in police custody assaulted a local woman Katherine DeLuca outside a Quick & EZ Stop in Plymouth, Pennsylvania and tried to steal her car. However, when she refused to give up her car the man then ran into the road and tried to steal another woman's car. That car had two children in the back seat and the woman driving immediately began yelling for help as she was thrown to the ground.

"She was yelling, ‘My kids are in the car, my kids are in the car,’" DeLuca told the Times Leader.

It was at that point a local man named Rob Ragukus drew his concealed handgun and interviened. "I have a license to carry this gun, don’t move," he reportedly said. Ragukus was able to hold the man at gun point until police arrived. No gunshots or serious injuries were reported from the incident.

The owner of the gas station, Mike Sharma, told the Leader that Ragukus was "the best man."

"He saved all of us," he said.

Ragukus said he was merely doing what anyone should do if they encounter a situation like he did. "I had to do what I had to do," Ragukus told the paper. "Its something everyone needs to do, step up and take back their town."

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Stephen Gutowski is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. He founded his own site as a junior in college and has been writing about news and politics since that time. He spent 4 years with the Media Research Center and was most recently with the Capitol City Project. His email address is His twitter handle is @StephenGutowski.

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