Another FAFO Righteous Shoot™.
FAFO of the day 💀
Justified or nah? pic.twitter.com/F1p0IaJmiF
— AZ_Golfer (@AZ_TeeTime)
Justified? Yep—especially seeing as how AZ_Golfer posted a follow-up, explaining the backstory.
Benjamin Backus, a 40-year-old financial advisor, reportedly provided assistance to his ex-felon neighbor, Michael Montanarella, in starting his own business.
However, Montanarella’s alleged descent into heavy drug and alcohol use resulted in him getting kicked out of rehab and developing paranoid delusions.
He believed that Backus was breaking into his home and stealing things, despite the fact that Backus and his son had moved. Montanarella reportedly threatened Backus after showing up at his new home, and even vandalized his property by breaking windows on multiple occasions.
Backus took out a restraining order against Montanarella, but the situation escalated on March 24, 2022.
Backus claims that he went out to warm up his car to take his son to his SATs and head to work, but heard an engine start behind him. He turned around and saw Montanarella drive past him before circling back to throw a rock at him.
Montanarella then allegedly jumped out of the car and approached Backus, who backed up down the road past his house while repeatedly telling Montanarella to stop and get down.
This led to the use of force by Backus, which was caught on camera and went viral.
Again: justified? Oh HELL yeah. More than, in fact; my only question for Righteous Shooter after reading that is, what the hell took ya so long, anyway? He never should’ve allowed Mr Psycho Stalker to get as physically close to him as he did, IMHO.