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    You did fine


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSig View Post
    djz87 - What city did this happen in? I had the exact same thing happen to me at a gas station in Lafayette, Co. I was already in my car when they pulled up next to me and asked if I wanted to buy some extra stereo equipment they had left over from a installation job. I told them sorry I can't I am a poor broke college student. I wonder if it is the same guys...
    In Denver. The shopping center parking lot off of Colorado Blvd. and Mexico. The passenger was bald, wearing a white T-Shirt, and had tattoo's all the way up his arm. Didn't see the driver very clearly, but both of them were Caucasian.

    Btw... how bad was your hand shaking when it was next to your Glock, if you perceived it at all, and were you consciously aware you were probably losing fine motor control and would have to rely on gross motor skills. I'm curious if that was registering in your mind at the time, or if you can recall it now?
    I don't recall any shaking, but i may be mistaken. It all just happened so fast.

    I should not have even started the engine until I had calmed down some, but the thought did not even cross my mind. That is something i will definitely have to take into account if I'm ever in that sort of situation again. Anger and adrenaline do not mix when behind the wheel.
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    djz87 wrote: "As i was setting my sandwich on the seat, the passenger side window on the van opened, and the guy yelled for me to come over."

    "Come here," from anyone not in obvious authority is often not going to end well.

    We teach that to our kids but sometimes forget it ourselves. Those two words are a warning, be ready for anything once you hear them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djz87 View Post
    Normally, i would be thankful that it was just someone selling stolen stereos, and not actually someone trying to cause me harm, but i was pisssssed.
    It's yet another good scenario where cell phones and calling the police can be a useful tool. Unless these idiots were legit (which isn't likely) or had previously stolen the vehicle before shopping for buyers (again, unlikely), a simple call could result in taking down a couple of fence-sters.
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    Someone in a van pulls up and says "come here," all he's going to hear from me is "get lost."
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    "Stranger Danger

    Oh yea, which sandwich did you get from Quizno's? And how was it?
    Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by varob View Post
    "Stranger Danger

    Oh yea, which sandwich did you get from Quizno's? And how was it?
    I like the Chicken Carbonara. I know it's not the healthiest choice, so i consider it my weekly indulgence.

    It was fantastic, as usual.
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    You could have offered to trade the dirtbag some "hot lead" for it!
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    Ah jeez, those little pissants. chances are the equipment is stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PastorPack View Post
    Someone in a van pulls up and says "come here," all he's going to hear from me is "get lost."
    ^^^^^YEP^^^^^


    It sounds as if you did just what a I hope I (and my family) would do in a similar situation


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    Quote Originally Posted by xsigma40cal View Post
    Ah jeez, those little pissants. chances are the equipment is stolen.
    Ya think?
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotorblade View Post
    Looks like you did the right thing...

    On another note:
    Selling stereo equipment or watches from a white unmarked van is common out my way. The "sales people", get this junk, usually Chinese knock-offs legally and drive around trying to sell it in supermarket or mall parking lots. They are intentionally vague about where they got the goods and often keep glancing around and acting as if they're in a big hurry. They want you to believe the stuff "fell" off the back of a truck so you think it's hot and you're getting a super good deal. If the cops show up, it's at most a warning for vending without a license or they just tell the guys to move on.

    +1 yep they want you to think it is hot, so you think you are getting a steal.(no pun intended) I have been approached more than once in Hinesville they mainly target soldiers around paydays and they are very pushy. I dont think it is illegal.
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    Ammo for hiking

    I'd just say,
    "No thank you. I do business at this store becaue of thier printed warranty agreement with purchase."

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    I've had this happen to me a few times over the years. Both where I live now in UT and when I lived in NoVA. Usually I'll just say no thanks...but I've been a bit more leary of these situations in the past few months. About 2 months ago, in my town, a guy tried to sell a laptop to a gentleman returning from vacation. When he declined the offer the BG salesman shot him in the face (through his hand) without provocation. You can never be too careful.

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    Some guy pulled up in a van with a buncha meat he was selling at a reduced price since he couldn't take it back...yeah right,I said no and I could see the disappointment in my Labradors eyes as she realised no steak tonight
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