This is a discussion on Score one for situational awareness within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was at Walmart with my mom helping her do some shopping. We realized we had forgotten something from the other side of the store. ...
I was at Walmart with my mom helping her do some shopping. We realized we had forgotten something from the other side of the store. She's still recovering from having both hip joints replaced, so I went by myself back to get it.
I see 2 young guys standing and looking in carts as people walk by going to the registers. I heard one say "there were prescriptions in that one that just walked by" and immediately begin texting on his phone. I was afraid he was texting someone in the parking lot waiting, so I walked on around and went to the customer service desk and told them what was going on.
Shortly thereafter I saw the guys being watched by management as they left the store. They also sent a manager outside to keep an eye on the parking lot for a little while.
The way I see it, even if they weren't up to no good, they were loitering and being stupid, which is a solid enough reason to ask them to leave, and I possibly stopped someone from being robbed and potentially hurt.
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If you see something, say something, and make security earn its pay.
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when the intervention of society... may be too late to prevent an injury.
Well done. Around Orlando people will get jumped when leaving Walgreens and CVS specially for their pain meds. There have also been issues with the wrong kind of people hanging out around hospitals and specifically the ER but haven't really heard of situations of people getting mugged. Usually just harassed for money.
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Thanks, and good job. The possible intended victims may not ever know what you did, but, you did the right thing
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Way to be vigilant. Keep up the good work sheepdog!
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Good SA. If something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't.
Good job. You did the right thing.
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Nice job! Can you provide a description of the guys?
Excellent work! Way to stay alert!
I am a firm believer that Humans have some wild traits still in us. You felt something was wrong and acted on it. You may have saved a life or stopped a robbery. Congratulations and keep listening to that voice that says something is wrong.
I could describe one of them pretty well, the one who said he had seen the prescriptions in the cart. I'm checking the police reports daily for a little while. If I see anything, I'll contact them to be a witness. I'm constantly working on my sa, trying to get better at noting details quickly.
What's odd about the whole thing is I was supposed to have made that trip to walmart a couple of different times this week. I feel like I was in the right place at the right time to do the right thing. I don't really believe in coincidences.
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