“As I keep looking at the Ring camera I noticed a young man running from the neighbor’s yard across my yard and into the street to meet up with two other gentlemen,” Smith said. “He sprints up my driveway. I can see from the camera he’s hunched down wearing a grey hoodie, and he has a firearm in his hand. He tries to get into the BMW in the driveway. The door’s locked.”
“I grab my rifle and I head outside,” Smith said. Smith was wearing flip-flops, pajama pants, and no shirt.
This veteran went to war to protect his wife who was hiding inside. “There was one gentleman on the other side of the trees and the main one was right here using my truck as a shield,” Smith said.
At one point he kicks off his flip-flop, races inside, puts on clothes, and comes back out.
He says he didn’t have time to be afraid and only time to act. “This was coordinated. They were working together as a team to get this done,” Smith said. This father fears he would have been dead if it wasn’t for his BMW to shield the nearly two dozen bullets.
“I don’t want to die at home. I survived Afghanistan and everywhere else. To die at home? In my own yard,” Smith said.