Scenario: Tactical scenario, true story
El Segundo, California, 1978. I had gone to a United Bank of Calif. to buy a money order. It was almost closing time, past sundown, getting dark.(late fall or winter) I was not carrying due to strict Calif. laws. As I entered the bank a young (middle to late 20's) black girl wearing a long, brown or tan, heavy wool coat, dark pants and boots, and sun glasses approached the door. I held the door open for her. She walked past, did not look at me, no "thank you" or "kiss my ass" did she utter. I looked at her back as she walked away thinking she was a bit rude. There was a lot of commotion in the bank and as I approached one of the windows I was told to "stay back, they'll want to get fingerprints." I was then told they had just been robbed, at gun point, by a young woman in a brown coat. I told them I had held the door for her as she made her getaway. To make a long story short, I was interviewed by local police and FBI, filled out a witness statement, etc. I told them that noone had yelled or anything, and if they had I would have just decked her at the door. Would that have been wise? Probably not, even though I saw no weapon. At the time I was 37, working as a pipefitter, and strong as a bull, and maybe not too bright. I would probably have gone for it and maybe she would have been expecting it. Who knows? She did it again later, her 28th, and got caught in the bank.