A group of gun-wielding thugs just attacked a Houston family for their “swangas,” which are wire-spoke wheel rims currently en vogue for car modifiers. These rims can fetch thousands of dollars on the street, but it didn’t take long for these punks to learn that they’d picked the wrong family to mess with.

Conservative Tribune reported that the attack occurred last Tuesday evening at around 7pm. The father had just walked into a Taqueria Mexico stand to order for the family, which included his wife and their three children aged 3 to 8. As the father walked back out with the food, the gunmen approached the car and pulled at the door.

“My daughter had told me, ‘Mom, I thought he was going to kill daddy,’ My daughter said that. My 8-year-old,” the mother said. “Oh my gosh. It was horrible. You know he had the gun to my husband’s head. It felt like a nightmare. I’m like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening.’”

The gunmen ordered the family to get out of the car, but the father resisted. It was then that the father pulled out his own gun.

“I always carry a weapon in the cars,” the father said. “As I started walking back, he jumps in the car. So when he jumped in the car, I went around the back of the car. I pulled the gun out. I loaded it. I put my hands inside the car and shot him.”

The father believes he hit the gunman in the hand, and he immediately dropped his weapon and fled the scene. Police are now searching for three suspects, young men in their late teens or early 20s. The mother “described the first suspect as thin build with a thin mustache and about 5 feet 6 inches tall,” adding that “the other man appeared to be in his early 20s with a fade. He was about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a medium build.”

Thank God this father had a gun and was able to protect his family!