So i just got back home (yes this literally just happened) i had to run to the bank before i got home from work. I had to deposit two checks, i cant tomorrow because its my weekend for the national guard, and wont have time too. Well i get to the bank, of course its closed, so i stop at the ATM, and i cant reach it through my truck window, and its way to tight of a drive to open the truck door. So i have to back out, and then walk up to the drive through atm. Before i even get out i scan the well lit parking lot and scan. Absolutly nothing. I get out and walk up to the atm. i insert the card, and punch my pin, as i click deposit, I hear faint footsteps. I turn to see a guy, holding his pants up, running at me from across the lot. I shout "STOP!" still he continues running, at that point I start to move towards my truck for cover should he have a gun. In the process I shout again "STOP NOW!!!!" still no response. Then I reach into my brest pocket of my jacket (I am in my security uniform and my badge is plane as day in the light, not that my badge really means anything) and grab my taurus model 85, I DO NOT DRAW! At which point of me, taking my defensive stance ready to draw and shoot. He must have realized he picked the wrong person at the ATM, because he turned around and ran away.
My heart was going crazy, the adrenaline dump deffinately kicked in. I think ill be up for a while, but i have to be up at 3am for drill . Anywho, I called local LEO's and informed them of what happened, they said they will make a note of it, but cant afford to send anyone out right now. I said that was fine, I just wanted to make them aware of it.
So i go back to the ATM get my deposit slip and drop off the checks in the overnight box. Then drive home. When i get home, i need to cool down before i go inside. So i decide to go sit on the front porch to smoke a Cig. As i sit down, i light my cig and see a guy walking down the sidewalk. He sees me light the cig, and decides he wants a light. So he comes walking up on to my walk way to my porch where i am. Still keeping the ATM situation in mind, i immediately shout "stop" and assume a defensive stance, and demand what he wants. he says a light. and produces a single cig. against my better judgement, I tossed him my lighter from the porch to the sidewalk where he was. Roughly 10 yards. he lit his smoke and left.
WHAT A ROUGH NIGHT! BEWARE OF THE ATM'S.
I wanted to share this, and then also thank all who shared previous posts on issues like this. It came in handy. Not to mention some of the trainning excercises that i practice, like moving for cover behind the truck till i can identify the over all threat.
like i said THANK YOU!