You are out for an evening hike with your significant other on a local “open space” trail. You love this trail for how close it is to town, but yet how remote it seems after just a few minutes of hiking. Stopped briefly at an overlook, you admire the stars and the indirect sounds of the city below, when you notice two individuals walking towards you. This is not surprising, since another car was parked at the trail head, and you know they probably headed back to their vehicle.
Suddenly, one of them shines a bright LED flashlight in your eyes, prompting an immediate verbal “What the…” as you pull your arm up to shield your face. One man produces a small handgun, and the other loudly states to “Put all your [stuff] on the ground!”
How do you react?
As experienced by local hikers on this past Saturday night:
Boulder sheriff: 2 hikers robbed at gunpoint near Flagstaff Amphitheater - Boulder Daily Camera
7NEWS - Hikers robbed on scenic Flagstaff Mountain overlook in Boulder County Saturday night - Local Story