Little excitement at work this morning...
The scenario was set in this thread, a couple of weeks ago or so, and a situation today made me think about it.
Allow me to set the scene.
I work in a pawn shop. Occasionally we will get stolen items. Pawn shops are not what the are portrayed in the movies and on TV. Hollywood makes us look like a bunch of shady schiesters.
Anyhow, back to the story. Two young guys came in this morning with a couple of items to sell. Coincidentally, a detective came in to gather a couple of other items these gents had brought in a couple of days ago literally minutes before they did.
I finish conducting business with the two "gents". The detective introduces himself and they step outside to chat. His partner arrives very shortly after walking out the door. Now the odds are 2 on 2.
I watched the altercation from start to finish. The amount of times that the two of them changed places, even if a gun had been needed, there would have been no opportunity to use one with out endangering the officer, so for those that say just shoot him, let me tell you from first hand knowledge that it was not possible (in this case).
When the officer requested assistanace, I grabbed the suspect by the right arm and around the neck. I was able to get him into a sort of arm bar where his right arm was around his throat. One pull of his hand and the fight went right out of him.
I don't want this post to sound like a back-patting. I simply jumped in to help a friend who was being bested by a quick, and lanky individual.
Great kudos go out to those who get paid to deal with this crap everyday.