Subway station, that could have been Bad.
Subway station, that could have been worse.
Not good at writing our reports or scenarios so hear it goes. Tell me what you guys think and please critique and grill me on what you would have done differently. Also its long because I am still working on brevity.
So I it is 1230 Saturday morning in Manhattan by central park. I have just met up with my GF( now ex but GF at the time) who wants me to spend the night at her apartment because there was an attempted break in last night according to her roommate who was sleeping in a hotel room that night. We got to the subway station and I swipe through first after going through she says she has to talk to someone and will be back in a minute. She then goes back up the stairs. Some of you might know this station itís the Columbus 59th street one. There is a pillar that you can lean up against and look through lattice work at the main stairs, and make phone calls from there. Anywise thatís the position I took to watch.
Its dark but I can see that she is talking to an African-American Male. He is about 6 3 and I would say north of 230 lbs. at least 40 y/o, dressed in green suit, green tie with a gold pentagon lapel pin, some of these details I observed when he got closer to me. I cannot tell what they are saying but they both seam agitated. Anywise my GF comes back down the stairs and says she cant go back to the apartment, and asks me to take her bag back. at this point the individual comes down the stairs and starts yelling at me to give her the bag and her keys back. I waited for her to tell me too as I try to get the guys name or something similar. We are talking through the fence that separates those that swiped through form those that did not and the station was relatively empty. This only irritated him and made him louder and more visibly angry. Anywise she tells me to and I hand her the keys and him the bag over the turn stall. She then leaves with the guy.
As I find out latter he was a friend of her mothers. He saw her going on to the subway with me and thought she was leaving whit some hood rat.
As my after action analysis. If I was there again I would have shot a cell phone pic of the guy in case things where not as legit as they ended up. also the only weapon I had on me at the time was a tactical flashlight, better than nothing. However if things had gone south physically I had a major size disadvantage. I am re thinking my position on not owning or carrying pepper spray.