Faith Keeps Woman Safe in Attempted Robbery

By: KTVT Email
By: KTVT Email

How many of us know what we would do if a gun was stuck in our face? A Dallas area woman doesn't have to wonder. She recently had to come face to face with that experience. The outcome? She says faith kicked in.

Marian Chadwick has owned a Frisco boutique for 7 years. Chadwick calls it a store for girlfriends.

She was helping her final customer of the day when a man comes in. Chadwick says he was all bundled up. " And I thought it's not that cold to be so bundled up and as he got closer it just kind of all registered."

The man in the hooded sweatshirt wore sunglasses and pointed a gun. "And we thought it was a joke. He comes in and says give me your money and I said there's no money, it's all gone and he said no I'm serious, I want your money and I said no".

Surveillance video shows the man pounded in the glass with the gun. Chadwick says she looked him straight in the eye.."And I said in the name of Jesus I command you to get out of my store. You are bound by the Holy Spirit and you are leaving." And she's standing here, going, oh my. Ha."

Kathy Vereen was the customer across the counter from Chadwick. She says it's a shopping experience she'll never forget."And he started backing up and then he pointed the gun at me and said get down on the floor and I remember thinking, I don't think so."

Chadwick says she acted instinctively. "My fleeting moment, that I can even remember was there's no guarantee. If I gave him the money there's no guarantee that he wouldn't shoot me anyway so let's go the hard way then. I was just so completely in awe about how God did protect us."

Chadwick says she saw the gunman drove away in a silver car. Police say he matches description of a robber who has struck across the suburbs in the Metroplex.

Understandably police say they prefer victims comply with the demands of a robber.


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