On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Brandon Clanton and Julia Napiontek attacked four people (including an 11 year old child) in the parking lot of a Circle K in Silver Springs, Florida. The attackers were previously unknown to their victims, and there was no known motive for the attack.

During the altercation, Napiontek pulled the 11-year old girl out of the victims’ truck and battered her. Deputies were able to pull survelliance footage from the store and identify the assailants. Napiontek was charged with Battery and Aggravated Child Abuse, and Clanton was charged with Battery and Simple Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.

At the time of this attack, Clanton was out on bond that stemmed from a separate incident that occurred on August 23, 2018. During that incident, Clanton approached a 17-year old child (who he did not know) in a convenience store and violently struck him multiple times. The teenager needed seven stitches on his face because of the unprovoked attack. Clanton was charged with Aggravated Child Abuse in that case.

The chances of being approached and attacked by a couple that I do not know is one of the many reasons why I carry a weapon.

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