Self-Defense With A Shovel

Self-Defense With a Shovel

Texas & U.S. LawShield member Tina took full advantage of her membership after she was forced to defend herself with the closest weapon she could find!

Member Ambassador Sherry Hale shares member Tina’s story.


“Arguments and disputes can sometimes lead to physical confrontations. Often when the police arrive, they don’t know who is to blame, and this is especially difficult when the dispute is among family members. Our member Tina had concerns her son was hanging out with the wrong crowd. She suspected they were doing drugs.”


“We were constantly arguing, and he just wouldn’t listen. It got to the point where he wasn’t doing any better, so I told him he needed to leave.

The next week, I contacted him and told him to come and get his stuff. I also told him not to bring his girlfriend or any of his friends. To make things easy, I put his stuff on the left side of the garage.

A few hours later, he arrived not only with his girlfriend, but her daughter as well. I watched as they entered my garage and began gathering things.

As they were about to leave, they suddenly began taking things that were not theirs.

We got into a heated argument about what belonged to who. Then the girlfriend and daughter both grabbed my arms and attacked me.

I was able to shake free and grabbed something that I could defend myself with. With shovel in hand, I watched as they rushed to their car and sped away.

Shortly after, police officers arrived at my house. They asked questions and took pictures of the injuries I had from the confrontation. Even though I was cooperative and answered all their questions, I was shocked when they arrested me and charged me with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”


“Upon being arrested, Tina called the US Law Shield Attorney-Answered Emergency Hotline. Our Independent Program Attorney advised her not to make any more statements and was with her every step of the way for 6 months.

Fortunately, all charges were dropped and Tina’s case was ultimately dismissed. Make sure you know what to do if you are ever in a situation where you have been forced to defend yourself. No matter how you defend yourself, we’ve got you covered.”


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