So yesterday I'm going to wal-mart with my wife - not carrying (CA, my guns aren't legal here) but aware and ready to stomp someone if necessary.
It was a newly built-up area, seemingly on the upper end of things, but i wasn't convinced. I don't trust very easily. anyways, as we're walking up to the massive entrance area, some kid - probably 14-17 - carrying a black box (10x15x20 or so, plastic) comes up to us from the front and says he's trying to raise money to keep kids off the street and from being addicted to drugs and alcohol etc... and is something or other about Six Flags and blah blah "can i show you what i've got?" "no, you can't" i say and keep walking inside with my wife on my arm but looking back and aware.
first of all, i don't donate to anybody, no matter what. I'm active duty and do enough donating with my body and my life to even think about passing out cash.
second, all i could think was "why don't parents keep kids off the streets and from being addicted to drugs and alcohol etc.." i know its a little cold, but that's how i feel.
on the way out of the store about 45 minutes later, kid is still out there (dressed like a shotgun could be in his pants and you wouldn't know it. size 5xl shirt, with about 3 more shirts or something on, and some huge baseball hat all crooked. he could have concealed a gun in his hat!) and his apparent partner-in-fund-raising is out there too, talking on his cell phone and hangs up as my wife and i walk out and tries to ask us something or other. i said "no thanks" firmly and angled away.
As I'm getting to my truck out in the parking lot, i notice weird-creep-kid number 1 is following some lady out to her car and talking to her while she loads groceries in her trunk. i eyeball him hard to see what he's doing - ready to go help the old lady if it seemed necessary - while i get my wife in the truck and get in myself. she ended up handing him some money, he never opened up his box. as i start my truck to leave he walks over to my window like i'm going to donate him some money or something. my window is up and door locked and i said "get away from my truck" and drove off.
obviously these "kids" were "raising" money by intimidating and harassing people...is this a crime? what do you do about stuff like this?