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This is a discussion on Approached by two individuals. within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by MadMac Same with convenience stores and liquor stores. In rich neighborhoods, people pay with credit cards. The till is full of credit ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMac View Post
    Same with convenience stores and liquor stores. In rich neighborhoods, people pay with credit cards. The till is full of credit receipts - not cash. Poor people, illegal immigrants, pimps, crooks, pawn shops, and drug dealers use cash.

    If someone robs a nice house, where are they going to fence the Renoir or the silver plate? If they walk into a pawn shop with a $45,000 diamond ring, someone is going to snap their photo. If they end up robbing the DA's neighborhood or the well-liked executive from the golf club, the law is going to come down hard to find them. If they jack or kill some other lowlife, they are much more likely to get away with the crime. Violent criminlas mostly prey on down-and-out people around them. Those are the facts.
    Not always but there are professional burglars out their. As far as the Renoir. If the BG was taking art he probably knows where to get rid of it. The average BG would not be pondering if it was a genuine one or not. As far as jewerly, BG's steal high dollar jewlery everyday. Same thing, If that is what they are looking for they know how to get rid of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shockwave View Post
    Well it shouldn't be. The "criminal interview" is a well-established concept and if you don't understand it then it's time for you to get up to speed.

    Sometimes, an assailant on the street will approach you and simply attack without warning. That is somewhat rare. More often, the perpetrator(s) will want to assess whether you are a suitable victim. Personally, I don't think they do this because of logic or some bit of lore they pass around amongst themselves. Rather, it's probably just a natural, reflexive thing to do on their part.







    Whatever it is, they want to get your attention so you see the production of the knife or gun they will use to rob you. They want to ascertain your level of awareness. Maybe you'll look down and start fishing in your pockets. Maybe you'll look frightened and defensive and confirm that you are a ripe, easy target.

    In the victim selection process, for whatever reason, you failed the first test: You do look worthy of being mugged, beaten for sport, etc. The interview is the final step, and it opens a window of about 10 seconds in which things will escalate to a crime. You can still succeed in this timeframe if you present a target that looks too hard.

    Some ways that people manage this include shouting, running, saying something un-victimlike, making strong eye contact, reaching as if for a gun, actually producing a gun or other weapon, and using some kind of body language.

    Hope that clears it up for you.

    I'm well acquainted with how two legged predators often make their approach, I simply hadn't heard it referred to as "the interview" but thanks for the lesson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    Not always but there are professional burglars out their. As far as the Renoir. If the BG was taking art he probably knows where to get rid of it. The average BG would not be pondering if it was a genuine one or not. As far as jewerly, BG's steal high dollar jewlery everyday. Same thing, If that is what they are looking for they know how to get rid of it.
    Great point. Also note that these types of burglars are working to become rich - they don't want any type of confrontation. They aren't going to risk being nabbed while armed, and they aren't looking to assault you or your family.

    In other words, they are as safe for you and your family as the neigborhood itself. Also, they are fairly rare.

    With self-defense scenarios, I am only considering people who pose a risk of imminent death, sexual assault or grave bodily harm: the gold standard for self-defense. White collar criminals may impact my wallet, but I can't use a gun on them.

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