An Alabama thug recently broke in through the back door of a Baptist church and robbed a staff member of $50 after services on a Sunday evening. When the thug tried to rob a second staffer, he quickly learned that he should have gone to church to pray instead of prey. Now, the story is going viral due to the brutal instant justice that the thug received.
According to local news source WTVY, the shocking incident took place on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at approximately 10:40 p.m. in Dothan, Alabama. Reportedly, 26-year-old Steffon Parreese Valentez Tolver broke in through the back door of Crossroads Baptist Church on Westgate Parkway just before he robbed one church staff member of $50.
As Tolver went to prey on his next victim in the robbery attempt, things took a horrible turn for the thug as the second church staff member pulled out his firearm and shot the would be robber in the upper torso. The shooter, who has not yet been identified by police, appeared to be trained to aim for the heart.
According to police, Tolver ran out of the church but only made it as far as the parking lot before collapsing onto the ground in a pool of his own blood. There, in the church parking lot, Tolver went to meet his Maker after trying to rob the church staff on that fateful Sunday evening.
Police also said that Tolver was carrying a knife during the attempted robbery. That’s gotta be a tough one to explain at the pearly gates. This shocking story gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “when worlds collide.”
“From the information I have received, two church employees were inside the building at the time the altercation occurred,” said Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish. “An additional church employee had left the premises to run an errand, and arrived back after the suspect had entered into the church.”
The Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd said that Tolver was pronounced dead at 1:18 a.m. on Monday morning, July 17, 2017, according to local news source the Dothan Eagle. The shooting, which definitely appears to be an act of self-defense, is still under investigation by the Dothan Police Department.
Thank God, Barack Obama isn’t in office anymore or this poor church would have Loretta Lynch, James Comey, and the FBI breaking in the front door in order to criminalize the law-abiding staffer for exercising his 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.
It comes as no surprise, Tolver was no angel. According to court records, he pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery in January of 2011 and was sentenced by a judge to 15 years in state prison. Not shockingly, Tolver only served a fraction of his sentence and was released. Previously, he was arrested in April of 2010 and charged with robbing a person at an apartment complex. During sentencing, police said that Tolver used a toy gun to commit that robbery. Tolver’s attorney during the 2010 robbery trial said that he did not have any previous felony convictions as an adult but did have one as a juvenile when he was just 12 years old.
Luckily for the church staffer, the State of Alabama has laws that allow for the deadly use of force if a person feels imminently threatened. Furthermore, the law does not require a person to retreat if that person has a lawful right to be in that specific location, such as a church staff member in a church. In part, Alabama’s self-defense law allows the use of deadly force if the assailant is:
- Using or about to use unlawful deadly physical force.
- Using or about to use physical force against an occupant of a dwelling while committing or attempting to commit a burglary of such dwelling.
- Committing or about to commit a kidnapping in any degree, assault in the first or second degree, burglary in any degree, robbery in any degree, forcible rape, or forcible sodomy.
- Using or about to use physical force against an owner, employee, or other person authorized to be on business property when the business is closed to the public while committing or attempting to commit a crime involving death, serious physical injury, robbery, kidnapping, rape, sodomy, or a crime of a sexual nature involving a child under the age of 12.
The fatal collision between Tolver and the gun-toting Baptist is startling yet very vital to understanding the difference between a degenerate who thought he was a man and a law-abiding Baptist who actually is a real man. Once again, the 2nd Amendment pulls its own weight, this time at a church, which many people consider to be the ultimate safe-space. In reality, the armed church member who killed Tolver demonstrated that if you, as an American, want a safe-space, then you are ultimately responsible for creating it.