Woman who shot at Home Depot shoplifters vows to ‘never help anybody again’


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A Michigan woman who made headlines after she opened fire at shoplifters in the parking lot of a Home Depot has vowed to never help anyone again.

In October, Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez, 46, fired several shots at an SUV with her licensed 9-millimeter handgun as two shoplifters tried to flee the parking lot of a Home Depot in Auburn Hills, Mich.

No one was hurt in the shooting. The suspects escaped but were later arrested, according to the New York Times.

Duva-Rodriguez was then charged with one count of reckless use, handling or discharge of a firearm.

In October, Duva-Rodriguez entered a plea of no contest, and on Dec. 11 she was granted 18 months probation. Her concealed carry permit was revoked until 2023.

“I tried to help,” Duva-Rodriguez told FOX2 after her trial. “And I learned my lesson that I will never help anybody again.”

Her case, like many others, has sparked a debate over how armed bystanders should respond to violence or crime.

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