Random: Traffic Light Scare
This is a discussion on Random: Traffic Light Scare within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Ram Rod
I've been at a stoplight in the left turn lane and had the through lane driver get out of his ...
June 8th, 2012 08:55 AM
Sounds like you have had a number of incidents where people get out of car? What lead up to them getting out of the car? I know I am even more careful when my family is in the car.
Originally Posted by Ram Rod
June 8th, 2012 01:09 PM
I had a stop light incident a few years ago. I was returning from my mother's house (across town) early in the morning (3 am) and was stopped at a light behind a car fill with young men. They started getting out. I wasn't sure if I had chambered a round...so I held it up to the light and checked. I guess the young men saw it and jumped back in their car and ran the red light. Since I had worked that city for many years...I wasn't that upset. I was in a Big Locked Jeep Cherokee and knew if I really needed to I could get away even if it meant rolling over a couple of them. The way they jumped back in that car and ran...they were up to no good. I didn't aim it their way...but they saw I was not a easy mark. I continued home without further incident.
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June 8th, 2012 02:01 PM
June 8th, 2012 06:33 PM
WOW, I'm glad things were more relaxed when I was young. Often ties we would be screwing with someones car to "get more out of her", like a Pinto with rusted out floors could ever be cool. After a few miles we would switch drivers to see if you could tell any difference or get a second opinion on if the brakes were really on the floor or not or what ever. So at the light it was like a Chinese fire drill with guys jumping out and running around the car to change spots. Sounds like that could be a dangerous activity in some areas.
June 8th, 2012 09:58 PM
should have shot a hole in the trunk lid and the bumper for him, he could then tie the trunk closed
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June 9th, 2012 01:08 AM
this would have been the obvious answer if I was carrying a gun...
Originally Posted by INccwchris
Last edited by gnutella; June 9th, 2012 at 04:27 PM.
June 9th, 2012 09:31 AM
It was most definitely the stop right beind you stink-eye pounding the steering wheel and using sign language of sorts. I got the message he was sending. We both were circling looking for a parking place and I was closer. I pulled in from straight across the isle while he was still coming down the perpendicular isle and I was much closer. Ordinarily I would just be friendly and let someone else have a spot even if I were closer, but I had my wife and 2 young kids with me in a downpour. When Momma says there's a spot, I'm not arguing with her. I wouldn't have argued with him either...if he wanted to stand in the rain and raise sand I would have sat in the car and let him get wet. I didn't like being boxed in though. In my truck, I'm sure I could have rammed his car back far enough to get out. Not sure about the van.
Originally Posted by ccw9mm
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June 18th, 2012 12:37 AM
Welcome gnutella...granted i live out in the country but many a time i have stopped at the first stop sign on my road (4miles up) and jumped out to check on a tire or something on my pickup/trailer...so hopefully no one wanted to start lobbing lead at me I do have kinfolk/friends who live in Arlington so i know what goes on up there...just keep SA at all times...be prepared but no freeeeking allowed
June 18th, 2012 01:26 AM
Nothing happened, and you WERE aware of your surroundings.
Some people would never have noticed.
All's well that ends well.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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June 18th, 2012 10:03 AM
Sounds like you & I may have knew some of the same TN boys. (I ran with some guys back in the day in TN/MS/AR that would run you out!)
Originally Posted by Inspector71
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