Tim Patterson has no doubts he would have pulled the trigger.
He’s glad he didn’t have to.
But when a woman is being attacked by a man with a knife, Patterson says he’ll do what must be done.
“If he had not stopped what he was doing,” he says, his voice fading. “He came very close to dying. Really, really close.”
A man had a woman’s head pulled back with one hand, and a knife to her throat with the other.
Patterson didn’t hesitate.
He drew his Kimber 1911 .45 with a six-shot clip.
“Drop it, or I’ll shoot you,” he shouted.
The assailant, wearing a hoodie that covered his face, glanced up. He immediately let go of the woman, dropped the knife, raised his arms in the air and fled.
There are some other tidbits that are of possible interest.
Tim Patterson was one of the people Ry tried to get to do the catering for Boomershoot earlier this year. It was just too far (Patterson is in Coeur d’Alene which is probably about a three hour drive with his “The Big Yellow mobile kitchen”) for the number of people we have at Boomershoot.
Patterson has a blog for The Big Yellow Trailer.
The Coeur d’Alene police “is in process of pulling together a public presentation to honor his bravery”.
One of the comments to the story is from an old friend of Patterson’s:
Well Done Tim. I remember when you used to sing a parody of “Don’t mess around with tim” driving around GG in the Mustang II in the mid 70’s and I guess that is still true. Proud to have known you.
he’d been cut ‘n ’bout a hundred places/ and he’d been shot in a couple more
You don’t mess around with Slim.