Anyone else ever have a friend escalate a situation while you are armed?
A tad long...
Here is what happened. I drive a friend once a month to Walmart so he can do his food shopping. He receives food stamps and does not have a car. Just to give you a little insight about this guy. He is in his mid 50's has spent time in jail for various things but that was back in his younger days. He is still a pretty ruff looking guy that most would want to avoid if you did not know him.
He does not know that I carry. He doesn't need to know either but tonight on the way home while driving down a residential street a car started to back out onto the road on the passenger side. Well I stopped, let the car back up but then the car pulled to the shoulder so I figured they where parking. They made no intention of pulling into traffic, no turn indictor so I proceeded to go pass them.
Well according to my friend the driver flipped me off. I didn't see it but my friend flipped him the bird right back and one of his first verbal reactions was to me. Let that blank, blank, blank follow us home. I'll knock his blank teeth in.
Well knowing this man for a few years now I knew he was not joking. He would not back down and would gladly throw the first punch. Well the car did start to follow and I was not far from the house but they changed their mine and turned around.
A lot flooded into my brain at once. My friend doesn't know I'm armed and I'm not going to get into a fight with these idiots over someone flipping me the bird that I didn't even respond to but my friend did.
If they had followed I would have just kept driving past the house and if they continued to follow for a minute or two after I would have dialed 911 to report them.
So has anyone else had a friend do something such as this when you are armed and they didn't know you where and it now sticks you in an awkward position.
BTW, I'm not going to stop taking him to the store once a month because he is a bit of a hot head at times. He is a very nice guy most of the time.