It was about 4 a.m., and Chuck Estes was on his way to work when he
noticed that someone had stolen his wife's car stereo and speakers.
As he headed down the street, he saw two suspicious males climbing
into a car loaded with electronics. While he investigated, one
suspect bolted from the scene. Estes pointed a flashlight and a .44
Magnum handgun at the second suspect, who was seated in the front
passenger seat, and ordered him to put his hands on the dashboard.
"I made it very clear [to him] to stay in the car," said Estes, who
has a concealed-carry permit. He called 9-1-1 and bolstered his
firearm after determining that the suspect didn't pose a threat.
"Hopefully that's the last time I'll have to pull [my gun] out of
the holster," Estes said. "I want to be very clear that I choose to
carry a pistol for personal protection and not to go out and stop
thugs and not to be a vigilante." Authorities tracked a driver's
license found on the scene to the suspect who fled, and both alleged
thieves have been arrested. "In all honesty, if [Estes] hadn't taken
some action, we'd probably be sitting here today with several
thousands of dollars in stolen property," Chief Criminal Deputy Dan
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