All these stories made me recall a few situations I have had

All these stories made me recall a few situations I have had

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    All these stories made me recall a few situations I have had

    I thought I would share with you guys where I have been in situations that could have had a bad out come.

    first,

    Back in 2004, I took my best friend to see a Broadway production at the Performing Arts Center in Tampa, FL for her birthday. It was about 2 a.m. when the play let out and I made a wrong turn and ended up going through a very bad area of Ebor city. I, unfortunately did not realize that I was in trouble until it was too late and getting out of there would mean I would have to stop and pull into somewhere to turn around. (was not happening). Several men began crossing in front of me then turning toward me and walking up to the side of the truck as I was approaching a stop sign but not stopped yet. She really started to panic, I told her to hang on, close her eyes and slide down in the seat. I floored it, as soon as they heard the engine scream, they parted like the Red Sea. I would gladly deal with repercussions that night rather then stopping.

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    Back in 2010, the same friend called me about 8:00 in the evening crying and so scared I could hardly understand her. She said her boyfriend at the time (hated him from day one anyway) came over to her place drunk as a skunk, trying to force her (rape!) and she kicked him out. He left but said he was going to come back and she would regret it. I told her to call 911, give them his info and what happened and I hung up. I rushed over there in case he did show up before the police came. Well, he did show up, and was even more furious when he saw my car. He started pounding on the door, screaming that she would be sorry and he was going to kill me for sticking my nose in it. I told him the police have been called and he better leave for his own good. He tried to break the large front window just before the officers showed up. If he would have so much stuck his head through that window, it would have ended very bad. He was arrested of about 3 or 4 charges and we were questioned about the incident. I, of course was asked why I was there, and I responded with the accounts. No other questioned where asked.
    (If you care, she now is happily married and has two kids and a great husband)

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    This happened last year, at my office. I am a PC and Networking consultant. A young, pretty gal maybe in her mid 20's came in with her laptop that her boyfriend had spilt a drink all over it and it quit working. I gave her a estimate on cost based on approximately 2 to 3 hours. She said no problem and left the PC with me. Well after striping it and cleaning it, I got it working again. When she came to pick it up the next week, she brought her boyfriend along. I didn't think anything of it, I handed her the invoice and she proceeded to start writing a check when he asked in a harsh tone how much it was. When she told him he flipped out and swatted the check book out of her hands. I spoke up and said cool it with that and I never want to see that again, he turned to me and asked how long it took. I answered 3 hours and he literately yelled saying "I bet it took 5 minutes and I am trying to cheat them". She then started trying to calm him down saying she knew how much it was going to cost and it was very time consuming and apologize to me. He raised his voice again to her and threatened me at which time I told him he better leave. I told him two more times, said he was now trespassing and he needed to leave and called the police. He a took few hard steps to me which caused me to back up and place my hand on top of my weapon IWB. He just stood there and was still refusing to leave. When he saw the police pull up he then decided to walk out the door. I felt sorry for the girl, she was so embarrassed. Poor girl, she sure did know how to pick'em.
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    Back in my high school days a sore loser in a drag race stuck a 1911 in my face. It impressed me enough that my first SD caliber was a .45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Back in my high school days a sore loser in a drag race stuck a 1911 in my face. It impressed me enough that my first SD caliber was a .45.
    I think I would have soiled myself if I was starring down the barrel of a 1911! Especially back in high school.
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    Sounds like you have handled yourself pretty well in all these situations. Nicely done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DooSPX View Post
    I think I would have soiled myself if I was starring down the barrel of a 1911! Especially back in high school.
    Actually, with my temperament in those days, the gun probably saved his butt. It was what stopped me from cleaning his and his buddy's clocks. Same guy shot at and hit a friend GTO a week or two later then disappeared off the map--luckily for him.
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    Sometimes I wonder if it is "you guys"or me? I am 71 and have never, ever, ever been in any kind of situation that even hinted of an altercation of any kind. Lucky?--maybe. Fortunate to live an "upper middle class" lifestyle?-maybe. When I read these stories I guess I realize my fortunate state in life. I still think that situational awareness is a key factor in my "non-involvement" in any kind of story relating to what I have read. Many of your stories begin with situations that I never would have been near to begin with. Hope you all have blessed rest of your lives and maybe have married some of the situational awareness exercises and precepts to your previous confrontations so that they will not happen again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelcarry View Post
    Sometimes I wonder if it is "you guys"or me? I am 71 and have never, ever, ever been in any kind of situation that even hinted of an altercation of any kind. Lucky?--maybe. Fortunate to live an "upper middle class" lifestyle?-maybe. When I read these stories I guess I realize my fortunate state in life. I still think that situational awareness is a key factor in my "non-involvement" in any kind of story relating to what I have read. Many of your stories begin with situations that I never would have been near to begin with. Hope you all have blessed rest of your lives and maybe have married some of the situational awareness exercises and precepts to your previous confrontations so that they will not happen again.
    I too grew up "upper middle class" but I believe that has nothing to do with it at all. As they say, "It can happen anywhere and does". I'm not sure "non-involvement" would have worked in any of these situations. If you mean, not going over to the house after she told me she was being raped, That would not happen. It took the police 20 minutes to show up, it took me 5. She could have been dead in 10. As far as the situation at my office, He was in MY office, I asked him to leave, he then was trespassing, after I said I was calling the police he proceeded to almost charge at me. Never once in these situations has my weapon left its holster. The first one, I assume you have never made a wrong turn in a big city late at night? But in Tampa and the Orlando area, even in broad daylight bad, violent crimes happen everyday. In fact, This past weekend, I was on my way to my brothers retirement ceremony from the US Navy. While I was on my way there, sitting in traffic with 1,000 other people (very large city, very well traveled road) This young dark skinned man comes up and started pounding on peoples windows, He got to mine, but saw me reach for something and moved on quickly. This was noon time Saturday.

    I would seriously like to know how to avoid these situations without living in a cave never venturing out. I have a business to run, I travel 3 counties everyday for work, I run a local office, I do things for my family and friends. I live a normal life. Care to share how I could have avoided these situations?

    I am the kind of person that does not like confrontation, I have never once been in a fight or close to one even in grade school/high school and college. I am not a drinker really, so no lasp in judgment. Just a normal guy doing normal things everyday. I carry everyday while working because of the amount I travel with PC's and equipment that can run in the thousands in value. I carry while out with family/friends to protect myself and my family. All I want to do is make it home safe that night. Not to play cops. I have friends that are LEO's, and hearing the stories they tell, no thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnfat View Post
    Sounds like you have handled yourself pretty well in all these situations. Nicely done.
    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Back in my high school days a sore loser in a drag race stuck a 1911 in my face. It impressed me enough that my first SD caliber was a .45.
    Yep...nothing like being able to look down a barrel that is big enough to see the round at the other end! As Jackie Gleason famously said, "....that, is an ATTENTION GETTER boy."
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Actually, with my temperament in those days, the gun probably saved his butt. It was what stopped me from cleaning his and his buddy's clocks. Same guy shot at and hit a friend GTO a week or two later then disappeared off the map--luckily for him.
    Not a GTO! There should be no "statute of limitations" for that alone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector71 View Post
    Closing my eyes and hanging on has saved my butt countless times
    Bahahahah! I know from whence you speak, and the path you walked now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostMaker View Post
    Not [shoot] a GTO! There should be no "statute of limitations" for that alone!
    Statute of limitations? That should be a Federal crime!!!
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    I have thankfully never been in a real confrontation barring a schoolyard fight in the seventh grade.

    I have been told that I "look intimidating for some inexplicable reason."

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