Blocked on Bridge or Dont Honk
My son , who goes to school in Florida, and his friends had an awakening Saturday afternoon driving back from the beach. He was with another guy and two girls. They had to cross a long, busy bridge to get back to the mainland. Approaching the bridge the road narrows from three lanes to two. At that point a Blazer/Jimmy comes barreling up through the breakdown lane and cuts in front of them. The girl that was driving honks at them ( like , what the heck). Well a beer can gets tossed out of the window of the Blazer and then it stops. Right on the bridge , with all the traffic, right in front of the car my son is in. The girl driving does not leave enough room to go around the Blazer and now she can not back up due to other cars behind her ( this is a busy bridge). Two 18-20 yr old males get out, approach the car and start yelling at them and trying to get them to come out and fight. One guy punches the passenger window and the other tosses a beer can at the car. After a bit they get back in the Blazer and head down the bridge only to harass another vehicle. My son is 22yrs old, has a CCW, 2ND degree Back Belt , is pretty fit. Down side is He's only 5'9 , 160lbs, in the back seat , knows he can not count on the guy in the front seat , knows it is not wise to take on multiple dirt bags, knows that knives and guns can come into play in an instant and , like most college students, is unarmed. I think they did the right thing by not trying to engage the punks. They did call 911 but the cops "lost the blazer" and said that they really could not do anything. So, to now press the question. What would you do if you got in the same situation ? Can not back up or go around. Two hostile punks punching your window telling you that they are going to kick your behind?