The Putnam County District Attorney’s Office refused to consider this young man’s justification plea, and he was forced to stand trial where he faced 25 years in state prison. The teen had used an imitation starter pistol to scare off two grown men following a road rage incident. The two men attacked, and one of the men held him while the other beat him with the boy’s own gun – causing a gash on his head requiring 14 staples to close. Fearing for his life, the teen pulled out a knife and stabbed one man who nearly died. The teen was acquitted of all felonies by a jury of his peers.