Chris you are correct, I missed it.Quote:
Steve - I did mention - the clerk is a friend
Still I would prefer distance and being mobile.
The less attention I attract to myself [ exiting my vehicle] the more flexible I am in observing, seeking cover, calling the Police [to see if the Police were called / report suspicious activity request officers respond...] the better I can do most anything.
I too have been on both sides of this "fence". I have called and had folks observe and call the police.
Example : I hate cats. If I told a customer I took my cat to the vet - red flag. If a customer suspected something and asked me "how is the new kitten?" - "Fine = eveything okay" , " Had to take to vet" = trouble/ seek help.
I am a bit cautious about 911 and prefer to NOT use 911. Somebody driving by once noticed a safe door being loaded onto a wrecker. We had the Police in plain clothes ( off duty) to assist us with gettng this safe door repaired and help me baby sit the store while the door was fixed.
Marked cars arrived, gun drawn on me and the officers ' Ya'll being robbed or what?"
County got the 911 call and responded. Sad part is the city and state LEO assisting had called 911 and informed them and the alarm company. 911 never even made a note of this.
Distance , mobile and call the LEO direct. I don't do 911.