A Miami mom is in jail after crashing her Toyota RAV4 into her own son and hospitalizing him with non-serious injuries while allegedly attempting to hit two children who were threatening her son with a gun.
33-year-old Miami resident Quantavia Miltanise Samuel received a chilling call from her son on Monday when he was looking for his misplaced backpack and said a group of kids might attack him, one of whom had a firearm.
Samuel faced a unique set of challenges in this altercation, being outnumbered and potentially facing off with a firearm. While I am in no way condoning using your car as a weapon, she must have been in a panicked state when she pulled up and saw her son getting assaulted. The legal thing to do was call the police and wait for them to arrive, but Samuel chose to take matters into her own hands, with serious consequences.
Ethics are tough. Justifying attempted assault with a deadly weapon is really tough, but her son was facing an arguably similar life-or-death situation. Do I think Samuel should face consequences? Yes. Do I think she acted out of line? Yes. Do I think my mom would have done something similar to protect me? Yes, but hopefully with better aim.
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