Jun 19, 2017 by Will Maule

Hero Husband Credits God For Protecting His Family After 'Loading Guns And Praying'

When Patrick Hale heard that fugitives Donnie Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, were in the area, he decided to arm up to protect his young family. “I loaded every weapon I could in my house to be prepared in the event they needed to be used,” he said, according to Fox News. Just a few moments later, he saw the pair scaling a fence at the perimeter of his property. 

Hale, 34, knew of only one more thing he could do: pray to God. “I prayed like I had never prayed,” he said. "We got in the car and backed up quick only to find the gentlemen had been running and got much closer to my house," Hale said, according to the Tennessean. "They began to take off their shirts and wave them at us as if to slow us down."

He believes they may have thought his vehicle belonged to law enforcement. But this had to be a case of divine intervention. Law enforcement arrived in minutes, and the pair were taken into custody. 

“Hearing that you're a hero for just simply calling 911 and explaining what happened and just backing up even though we did have guns with us, we never had to use them and that to me is more than a God thing,” Hale said

“I realized I had two ex-cons wanted for murder who had just shot at law enforcement who had nothing to lose and for some reason they surrendered and laid down on the concrete in my driveway,” Patrick Hale, 35, of Christiana, said Friday. “If that doesn't make you believe in Jesus Christ, I don't know what does.”

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