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Dinner, and a show

This is a discussion on Dinner, and a show within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by MattInFla Turns out, he's also got outstanding warrants for aggravated battery Who'd a thunk it? Good job on your part Matt, proves ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattInFla View Post
    Turns out, he's also got outstanding warrants for aggravated battery
    Who'd a thunk it?

    Good job on your part Matt, proves the point that the next threat can be anywhere in your future...
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    I'm amazed that somebody with outstanding warrants for aggravated battery and theft would behave that way. I've been reading mystery novels but still I wonder if this was all a ploy to get away from the guy he was with like they do in movies? Hard to imagine a wanted man pulling a stunt if he didn't WANT a trip downtown.

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    We have that about once an hour on the weekends at our bar, but I never saw it in a steak house.

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    I'm glad to hear everything went smoothly!
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    Thank you for posting that was creative writing and I enjoyed reading it. Glad everything turned out ok. Those guys are hard to let go and just sit there your a bigger man than I. I probably would have escorted this guy outside or asked if he would like to join me and I'd end up in jail. Can't even give out free whoopins anymore with out going to jail.

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    Good stuff, the ignorance of people will never cense to amaze me, what a world!




    Quote Originally Posted by MattInFla View Post
    Work has been a royal bear the past couple weeks, and the wifester is out of town on a contract job, so I decided to grab an early dinner at the local chain steakhouse.

    Owing to the early hour, there were only a handful of customers in the restaurant. Unfortunately, one of them was a truly obnoxious horse's rear end. I was seated toward the end of a row of tables, kind of in a corner. The problem child was seated several tables away, and was seated facing away from me. He was dining with another adult male, and both were in their late 20s or perhaps early 30s.

    I was happily reading a magazine and awaiting my dinner when a loud crash got my attention, along with a loudly voiced complaint about a food item being overcooked. The crash was the plate hitting the floor. The horse posterior began berating the waitress (a petite young lady about 5'3 and 100 pounds) using language I can't repeat here. (I mentally longed for the days when such behavior toward a lady was considered lawful justification for a good thrashing...)

    The manager came out, and the disturbance continued. After a few more minutes of profanity laced ranting, the manager had had her fill, and asked the guy to leave. (all this time, his dining companion was sitting there, trying to get him to "chill" with a completely mortified look on his face). The guy responded to her request by telling here to go do something anatomically impossible with herself. He stated that he would remain as long as he wished and she should get someone from the staff "who isn't a blankety-blanking blank blank" to bring him a properly cooked meal.

    The manager told the waitress to go call the police, at which point the charming fellow threatened bodily harm if anyone called the "blanking law on me".

    Naturally, I called the law. Not the blanking law. I didn't see this as a vice problem. So I just called the regular law. Sadly, the guy didn't overhear my conversation. I also moved to the edge of my seat and made sure my t-shirt was loose over the right side. I gave the dispatcher the quick rundown, and he asked if there were weapons involved. I said "not actively, but it is a steak house and there are sharp knives on the tables...". The dispatcher said they were on the line with another caller from the restaurant, and that units were enroute. He offered to stay on the line to keep me company, but I felt safe enough to hang up. The guy was still sitting in his seat, occasionally yelling obscenities and throwing things.

    The manager - probably unwisely - returned to the table and asked him to stop throwing things, at which point he began to berate her again and threatened to beat her. Not in those words, of course. He also speculated about the possibility of cutting and / or raping her. He started to slide to the edge of the booth, and she backed up a bit. I pulled out my off-hand implement (similar to a kubaton) under the table, and contemplated what I would do if he got physical. I'm not at all interested in getting in a fight with some idiot in a restaurant, but I'm also not able to sit back and watch a grown man beat on a woman, either.

    After another few moments, punctuated with highly offensive, obscene comments by the idiot, the first Sheriff's unit arrived. The fellow greeted the deputy with a loud "What the <blank> do you want, pig?".

    Wrong answer.

    The deputy quickly progressed through the continuum of force, asking and then ordering the guy to stand up. After being met with a string of profane verbal resistance and a lack of compliance, the deputy grabbed the guy's arm, applied a hold and yanked him out of the booth like he was starting a giant lawnmower. The guy ends up taste-testing the carpet with a knee on the back of his neck while the cuffs go on, and then gets dragged out of the establishment to the applause of a few other diners and staff.

    After the show was completed, I ended up giving a statement to the deputy, which began with my presenting both my ID and CWFL and advising him I was armed (not required in Florida, but IMHO a good idea). His response: "Good."

    They arrested the guy for assault, resisting arrest without violence and trespassing. Turns out, he's also got outstanding warrants for aggravated battery and theft.

    I'm glad I didn't have to do more than phone and watch. Dinner turned out to be good, and the show was interesting.....
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    Well I once saw something simular. A bunch of coworkers of my then wife went to a bar. She worked retail so there were some that were underage. In Michigan they can be in a bar up to a certain time, but of course cannot drink alcohol. This one underage guy manages to get a drink ordered and brought to the table. At some point the waitress tells him he has to show ID or he can't drink. He gets upset and refuses to surrender the drink. The waitress calls the cops.
    Two of the biggest sherrif depties I have ever seen show up. Actually they were two of the biggest guys I have ever seen, Huge! The guy still refuses to give up his drink and lips off to the deputies.
    In the back of my mind I am thinking they are just going to break this guy in half and put him in two different cars. They looked big and mean enough to do it. Eventually the guy left, but I'm not sure if they gave him a minor in posession or distrubing the peace ticket or not.

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    thanks for sharing, good job on keeping your cool...

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    After another few moments, punctuated with highly offensive, obscene comments by the idiot, the first Sheriff's unit arrived. The fellow greeted the deputy with a loud "What the <blank> do you want, pig?".

    Wrong answer.


    I know better but I sure would have been tempted to go up to the table and call the Police from his table.

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    That seems to be a trend. Anytime I received that greeting, the greeter was less than happy with the outcome of the encounter.

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    If this knucklehead thought the food was bad at the restaurant then wait till he gets to eat the chow from county jail. Kudos to you for assisting the restaurant folks. Hopefully it didn't ruin your dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattInFla View Post
    Naturally, I called the law. Not the blanking law. I didn't see this as a vice problem. So I just called the regular law.
    Priceless...
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    I like the image that springs to mind of the waitress asking bubba the hulking chef in back to help her deal with a rude guest. Big bubba would come out with his bloody apron and slam an axe handle on their table and ask "we got a problem gentlemen?" See how tuff he is then! Bubba ain't afraid a goin back to prison, no sir.

    Good response in bubba absence! wow we gots lottsa smilies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Seems there is always 1 horses you know what in a crowd.

    After his threat to anyone calling the police, I think I might have been a little loud on the phone . Glad things ended peaceably for you and the rest of the patrons.
    Why? are you trying to draw unnecessary attention to yourself?
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