VIDEO: St. Louis Man Who Went Viral For Defending His Property Speaks Out

I did what I thought I had to do to protect my loved ones and my property, Mark McCloskey told Tucker Carlson on his Fox News show, ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

St. Louis local Mark McCloskey, 63, appeared on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ last Tuesday after he and his wife Patricia became the center of media attention for bringing out their weapons in front of their home after protesters entered their gated community.

“My wife and I were preparing to have dinner, maybe 70 feet from the gate,” McCloskey said.

“By the time we looked up and we saw the marchers coming down Kings Highway and getting loud, we looked over the gate and there’s no police there. Our private security wasn’t there. Nobody’s there.”

As the mob started getting close to his house, McCloskey recalled that he had a sudden realization that he and Patricia could become the victims of a violent attack as part of the riots that have been ravaging the country in the last few weeks.

“People start coming in. And then a flood of people start coming in,” he said. “They are angry, they’re screaming, they’ve got spittle coming out of their mouth they’re coming toward the house …”

“I turned to my wife and I said, ‘Oh my God, we’re absolutely alone. There is nobody here to protect us.'”

And that was when the two took their weapons out and stood their ground as can be seen in the viral video shared all over the web.

“When I saw that mob coming through the gate with their rage and their anger, I thought that we would be overrun in a second,” he said. “By the time I was out there with my rifle, the people were 20 or 30 feet from my front wall … I was literally afraid that within seconds they would surmount the wall and come into the house, kill us, burn the house down and everything that I had worked for and struggled for for the last 32 years,” McCloskey recalled.

He went on saying:

“I saw it all going up in flames and my life destroyed in an instant and I did what I thought I had to do to protect my hearth, my home and my family.”

He added that he was offended by organizations called him a racist for protecting his family, stressing that his 30-year-long career as a lawyer was mainly focused on helping those “that need a voice.”

“I don’t understand,” he told the show host. “Here’s the interesting thing, I spent my career defending people that are defenseless … This is what I do for a living. I help people that are down or that need a hand and people that need a voice.

“To call us racist is ridiculous and it had nothing to do with race. I wasn’t worried what the race was [of] the mob that came through my gate, I was worried that I was going to be killed. I didn’t care what race they were.”

You can see the full interview by clicking below.

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