No, this isn’t a case of a drunk guy getting confused about where his home is either.
Shortly thereafter, he was found hiding under a stairwell. He was arrested and taken to the Whitman County Jail. Police believe that Alhaidari intended to rape the victim. The case is still under investigation and police said that it’s possible that Alhaidari tried entering other apartments in the area earlier that night.
I’m glad the woman is OK and relatively unscathed. Now the article says they merely told him to leave, though I’m hoping they told him to leave using the Universal Hand Signal for leave me alone. Though if they had I would have preferred his perforation and a guaranteed recidivism rate. I’m afraid though the odds are most likely the women in this case got lucky and were unarmed.
Be careful out there folks, there are monsters and predators out here in the real world. Some monsters will give up as easily as this one did, others however are much more determined and much more sinister. This is under the It Can’t Happen Here category specifically because I hear people say how nice Pullman is so often and there is no reason I would ever need a firearm. Yup, it’s so peaceful around here that the cops still carry guns too right?
Do not count on the kindness of your aggressor. You may find out that the petty crime is just a ruse and what he is really after is you or your family’s life. Be careful and carry your guns out there, you don’t know when the time will come when you finally need it.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.