"At about 4 pm we started getting notices that our outside shopping district, downtown Summerlin was suddenly closed and evacuated.
About an hour later we saw online postings shared through the community from ANTIFA that said the hell with downtown Las Vegas let’s go to downtown Summerlin and loot and let’s go to the local neighborhoods and destroy them.
About 400 heavily armed police showed up and blocked the Downtown Summerlin district and started covering the surrounding streets where we live.
We saw postings online that specifically called out our neighborhoods for attack. Residents were terrified we all have seen what’s happening on TV etc. As a neighborhood we took action.
We organized and set up a watch on the Main Street from downtown into our three neighborhoods. Yes, we were armed and heavily armed but we kept the weapons in our cars.
A police officer came by and asked if we were locals. We said yes, she asked if we were protecting the neighborhood we said yes. She asked if we were armed, we said yes... heavily, and she asked open carry and we said yes.
She then proceeded to tell us what to do.
She said we were targets of ANTIFA and they were going to try and enter the neighborhood and burn as many cars as possible and damage and loot as many homes as they could. She asked us to tell everyone... get cars off the streets and take in anything that could be used as a weapon against a home like potted plants in planters etc.
She told us they had found huge piles of bricks all around downtown and our neighborhood as well as they arrested someone setting up a food and water camp in the desert nearby.
She said the road was heavily covered by the sheriff's department but if we saw a mob coming to us that meant something bad happened and do not let them into the neighborhood. She was serious. She also said they may try to flank us and come around the back way so keep our eyes open.
As we waited and watched, we noticed the typical ANTIFA punks in their black outfits and helmets. One kept driving by in a car another was on a skateboard and another on a bike. We had another walking they were waking through the neighborhoods and we had lookouts in all three. 704 homes banded together to protect our families and property.
We finally decided after bike boy and walking guy made five passes to show them what we got. At that point we took out our weapons and held them down or strapped them to our shoulders.
We got their attention, that’s for sure. Within a few minutes they disappeared. At this point I got notice that one of these peaceful protesters was filling up 8 pallets of glass bottles at the Chevron station with gas up the street. People realized he was making a lot of Molotov cocktails and confronted him and he took off.
Soon after our show of force the protesters went to a Main Street and got picked up and left except a few who went to nearby neighborhood and attempted some home break ins and were caught.
So when I see idiots on social media saying that these are peaceful protesters and it’s the President staging this stuff etc... I say how dare you.
Your ignorant stupid blind hatred is disgusting. Never in my life did I think I would have to take up arms to defend my home and my family. These were not right wing militias or any of them other crap you always blame, these were hard core anti America socialists intent on causing as much damage as possible.
This is not TV or social media I was there and I am angry and getting angrier by the day. This has nothing to do with the BLM movement. The majority of what we saw was 20-something white spoiled punks with CALIFORNIA plates on their cars.
How dare you socialist ANTIFA pieces of shit attempt to come into my neighborhood and threaten extreme violence? I can tell you if they had gotten in and started destroying things, not one would have made it out. We had about 20 other homeowners who wanted to be with us but I feared accidental violence and said if we need you we will call.
We did not go looking for ANTIFA, we did move from the entrance to our neighborhoods. We stood there ready to protect our families, friends and homes.
Every one of these ANTIFA we saw all dressed the same and all had backpacks, and we knew they had bricks in those backpacks. In a split second, one of us could have been hit with one of those bricks and it would kill you. The only reason it did not happen is they knew they would be shot.
I am disgusted by those on social media saying these are peaceful protesters being harassed by the police. Grow the fuck up and stop the BS. One Molotov cocktail would take out multiple homes in Vegas, in the heat this place is a tinder box.
Our neighborhood is on the far west side of town a mile from open desert, we have nothing to do with anything going on. All of the postings online were "kill the rich, let’s burn their homes."
So before another one of you defends these rioters, why don’t you walk out into the violence for yourself? My wife was terrified, she wanted to take our dogs and leave. How dare you left wing assholes threaten to destroy and kill us?
I am beyond disgusted with what I am seeing posted. Go watch your CNN and MSNBC and live in your fairy land world, but last night was terrifying. Thinking that we could really come under a violent attack and I may have to use a weapon to defend myself and my family. What the hell is wrong with you people? These are not protesters... this is not non violent.
Share this with anyone. People need to know the truth of who and what these people are. This is ANTIFA. We have their postings. We saw it for ourselves. They were coming for us and we would have shot every last one of them to protect our families. We got lucky, but it will happen in some city soon people will fight back.
I’m pissed, it’s obvious and it’s idiots out there calling these people peaceful and blaming the government and police. Grow up!"