Florida women frighten off intruder by chanting ‘Jesus’

ed note–what I would have done to have gotten THAT on film and then put on Youtube.


If you ask the 15 women inside Jacquie Hagler’s house what happened, they’ll tell you it’s simple:Jesus scared a would be thief out of the Florida woman’s home.

At first, those gathered at Hagler’s house for a jewelry party thought the intruder was simply part of an elaborate gag, using a “water gun” to tease the Florida women.

“It’s only a water gun,” one attendee reportedly said, while brushing away the firearm allegedly brandished by Derick Lee, who entered the home wearing a ski mask and bandana across his face.

Witnesses say Lee then held the gun to the woman’s head and announced, “I’m not joking, I’m going to shoot someone, give me your money.” He even showed the women some of the bullets loaded into his gun before they could be convinced the robbery attempt was real.

But what Lee didn’t know was that he was outgunned by the jewelry party attendees – at least spiritually speaking.

“When I realized what was going on, I stood up and said, ‘In the name of Jesus, get out of my house now,’” Hagler told WJXT-TV. And he said, ‘I’m going to shoot someone.’ And I said it again, real boldly,” Hagler continued. “Everybody started chanting, ‘Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,’ and he did a quick scan of the room, and ran out the door as fast as he could go.”

Lee, 24, was arrested Friday night at his home and identified by several of the jewelry party attendees during a police photo lineup. He’s currently being held on a $200,000 bond.

I believe he saw angels,” Hagler said in a separate interview with the Christian Post. “I think he saw who was on our side, and he just turned around. The look on his face was just, like, astonishment. He was totally captivated by whatever he saw. He just turned around and ran out the door.”

  1. #1 by wad on 01/29/2013 - 9:34

    this is great !

    hopefully the rest of the nation shall be humble enough to ask God for help when the shit begins to fly

  2. #2 by Blake on 01/29/2013 - 9:34

    Must have been a chosenite. Lol

  3. #3 by russ hook on 01/29/2013 - 9:34

    We don’t need no steenking guns! We just Heyzuz em to death instead! lol

  4. #4 by Darwin26 on 01/29/2013 - 9:34

    OMG why the hell didn’t they just hold up their decorator crosses

  5. #5 by Darwin26 on 01/29/2013 - 9:34

    Jesus i accedently pushed send ~ so this could be the new weapon of the future hollaring ~ ‘Get out of my house’ ‘get out of my pants’ ‘get behind me satan’ you know ~ next newsworthy is the apparitions, tortillias with Jesus face ~ if this guy is smart (ha) he’ll find Jesus quick… meanwhile the fn’g Banksters go Free to pillage and plunder.

  6. #6 by Bob on 01/29/2013 - 9:34

    I love it when people ascribe divine intervention to something a simple as a kid losing his nerve when his not so well thought out plan goes awry. Had this been a hardened criminal, he would not have lost control of the situation and began trying to convince these women he was serious by showing them some bullets, he would have likely pistol whipped the first person who failed to obey his commands.

    I’ve never attempted to walk into a crowded room and rob anyone, but as an officer in the fire service I did learn that if yoiu walk into a crowded room you can sieze control of a situation by shouting commands with authority. 99% of people will instantly obey. They aren’t sure what is going on, but they sense the authority in your voice and react accordingly. This moron never gained control of the crowd and had obviously not considered what he would do if people did not follow his instructions.

    No divine intervention here, just another foolish kid who probably saw this done in a movie and thought he too could be a gangster.

  7. #7 by Spitfire on 01/29/2013 - 9:34

    You have a very spot on approach Bob. However, as accurate as you may be, since we were not present during this incident, you will never know the true reality of the situation. I do think it is good to keep a level head and objective outlook on such events because our jewish masters would have us believe any sort of tomfoolery they would concoct, but it can’t be dismissed wholeheartedly the role our spiritual connection and spiritual fitness has in our survival both mentally and physically when times get rough. But that is another subject for another day because getting spiritually fit is about developing a relationship with the Creator and has nothing to do with religion.

  8. #8 by bostonblah on 01/30/2013 - 9:34

    he must have been like let me get the F out of here before some jehova hands me a pamphlet

  9. #9 by Bob on 01/30/2013 - 9:34

    Spitfire, I do not for a moment discount the role spirituality plays, particularly in times of great stress. Spirituality can be a great source inner strength and even courage, but this force acts upon the believer (through mechanisms which are beyond this mortal to fully explain) and only in very very rare instances upon the non-believer. I was not there, but the incident cited above has the obvious explanation I pointed to. For one to believe that chanting the name of one’s deity is sufficient to protect one from a determined and armed attacker is, no disrespect to the devout out there intended, foolhardy.

    When it is all you have, there is nothing wrong with calling upon your deity for protection….but it is much better to provide for yourself options over which you an exercise more direct control…like having a weapon handy. The old adage that “God helps them who help themselves” has very sound roots. My personal take on spirituality is certainly much different from most traditional mono-theists, but I do believe that my God provided me with opportunity and a set of physical and mental talents with which to avail myself of that opportunity. He also gave me a very basic sense of right and wrong to guide me….I don’t believe that he provided me with any guarantees of success or even longevity. How I live my life, and to a certain extent how long I live my life, are largely up to me. I can only hope that I live up to his expectations of me. I don’t believe that God is into “micro-management”, at least not generally speaking. I also think that we humans greatly over-rate the importance of our individual existences. In the greater scheme of things, I don’t believe that my happiness or the length of my lifespan could possibly be of any real importance to an almighty deity….What I do believe is important is that I live my life well and that I fulfill the role in this unfolding drama we know as the human experience to the best of my ability.

    I will take this opportunity to provide others a glimpse into my own spiritual beliefs in the hopes that someone out there my take comfort from them…I do not believe in “life after death”, but I do believe in eternal damnation or eternal happiness (or perhaps peace is a better term). I believe that the limits of my physical existence are delineated by conception and my death. I believe that I exist in that stretch of time/space and that this presence within that particular stretch of time/space is eternal. This is because I do not believe that time is a linear function (something that we now know from physics). I believe that time and space are aspects of the same phenomenon and that all the time that has ever existed or ever will exist is out there, but due to our own limitations we can only perceive the present. I don’t know that human beings will ever master time travel, but I do believe that it is certainly possible and that anyone from any other point in time to January 2013 will find that I exist here, and that no matter how many times they return to this day, they will always find that I exist here.

    I am no more troubled by the fact that I will not live forever than I am by the fact that I lack the ability to physically reside in more than one place at any given moment. These are natural limits placed upon my existence by the very nature of my humanity. Rather than bemoaning the fact that one day my existence will one day come to an end, I rejoice in the opportunity to experience all this life has to offer me while I am here.

    As to eternal damnation (or peace), I firmly believe that none of us can ever perceive the moment of his/her own death. It is a paradox, and a very lucky (or unlucky) one at that. Because to perceive something requires one to be alive, then it stands to reason that the last instant of life will last for all eternity from the perspective of the person dying. What this means is that if you die ridden with guilt, you will experience that torturous guilt for all eternity. Conversely, one who enters the moment of death with a light heart free of feelings of guilt will spend an eternity at peace.

    There are a million ways to pick apart my beliefs on these matters, but there is nothing inconsistent between my beliefs and science, nor with the core spiritual beliefs common to nearly all the belief systems of which I am aware. What gives me comfort about these beliefs is that even if I am mistaken, I believe that by living my life to the best of my ability, by trying to choose right rather than wrong, that I will stand in the good graces of God should I be summoned to an afterlife….and I know that living my life that way is the only way to find happiness in this life. So it’s a win/win for me. I think even agnostics or perhaps even atheists could find some solace within these beliefs. At any rate, until something is revealed to me to alter them, these are the basics of my spiritual beliefs.



  10. #10 by Ingrid B on 01/30/2013 - 9:34

    @Bob, there is absolutely no point in worrying about the inevitable..

  11. #11 by Jessie on 01/31/2013 - 9:34

    If you folks here say you have faith in God why do you use guns? That spirit with all the rest will send you to hell. People needs to get down to business with Jesus about their soul. You haven’t seen nothing yet and false religion isn’t it.

  12. #12 by Bob on 01/31/2013 - 9:34

    Jessie, if you have faith in God, why do you work? Why do you use tools? Why plant crops, or make preparations for the future? Why not just sit on yiour duff and wait for the Lord to provide? God provided you with all you need to proceed through this life. Clearly he intended you to use these gifts. Your suggestion that people should not use these tools for self-defense and merely trust in the Lord to protect them makes no sense at all.

    I will agree that how and when you use a weapon has profound moral and spiritual implications, but that is not an arguement for baring your throat to the first person/animal who wishes to do you or your family harm.

  13. #13 by Ingrid B on 01/31/2013 - 9:34

    @Jessie, I`d say that god, and guns, are up to each individual.. we still have a choice, still have control of our lives..

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