February 1st, 2008 05:46 PM
Before that night I didn’t think I needed a CCW
My wife and kids were out of town so I decided to work late.
It was about 2am - on my way home I noticed a truck that could be following 200 yards back.
I made four quick turns down different streets and they were gone or so I thought.
I pull into my driveway and the truck that WAS following me some how found me – they see me hit their gas – screech around then drives up on the sidewalk and blocks me in.
I get out and move to put me in between my car and the truck. I didn’t want to get trapped sitting in my car.
Two skin head looking punks jump out and move towards me.
My plan is to break into a run and dial 911 on my cell.
I reached back to get my cell it was just an empty holder. I was tired and left my cell at my office!
Both of the BGs looked like they could out run me.
Right then I would have paid anything for a gun at that point.
I kept my hand on my empty cell phone clip about five O clock position –
I turn to a low profile towards them to look like I was about to draw a gun.
Then I say very clam “can I help you?”
The BGs notice my body language.
The two of them stop put there hands out flat away form their sides and start to back way.
One of them saying very sincerely “sorry we thought you were someone else...our mistake sorry”
They both left – the police never found them.
I didn’t get plate number because it looked like had mud or tar on it.
I now carry and my situational awareness is now much better.
Any comments on situational awareness or what you would have done would be interesting to hear.
February 1st, 2008 06:14 PM
That was quick thinking. If someone wants to avoid being seen while following you a short distance, they will usually be able to do so. You were able to react, you were on guard and noticed the truck approaching immediately after you parked, you improvised and bluffed your way out of the situation. I'm very impressed with how you handled it, you've demonstrated a survivor attitude. You didn't surrender to your circumstances, you took hold of your circumstances and used them to succeed. Congrats.
Originally Posted by Logan5
"Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington
February 1st, 2008 06:16 PM
Now you know what can happen any time any where,always be aware of what is going on around you and be prepared to take action if you need to.Stay safe.sj
February 1st, 2008 06:33 PM
Good situational awareness (except for cell phone part). Also smart move putting your car between you and BG's. In the future just remember 1st. rule of gun fighting (have a gun). This time you came out OK so congrats.
February 1st, 2008 07:02 PM
Just make sure you convince your family and friends to use their right to carry so that they don't find themselves in that same defenseless situation.
February 1st, 2008 07:04 PM
That night was very unnerving – my hands shook for while.
I have not told my wife how much fear I really had.
Now when I go anywhere its: Wallet, Keys, Cell, CCW & aware.
Every time my wife see an old Ford F150 she will ask “is that them!”
February 1st, 2008 07:22 PM
Glad it came out good for you. Glad you always carry now.
Similar situation happened to me a few weeks ago.
I had never considered my spotlights a defensive tool. Fortunately it resolved any problem before I had to draw.
Take care. Stay armed.
I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.
February 1st, 2008 07:30 PM
I'm curious why you didn't run inside..you had absolutly nothing to defend yourself with...I'm also curious that you joined DC in Jan 08 and you state above you didn't think you needed a CCW?
February 1st, 2008 07:43 PM
I didn’t have time to get to my door – just enough time to get out of my car and move about 5 feet.
Originally Posted by bandit383
This happen last part of October 07 – I took the CCW class in NOV 07 and it took till the first week of Jan 08 to get my CCW in the mail.
I then found this forum.
‘that night” was a few months ago
February 1st, 2008 07:44 PM
30,000 candle watt lights - that’s great!
Originally Posted by SonofASniper
Kind of looks like something out of the movie Close Encounters of a Third Kind.
February 1st, 2008 10:48 PM
Dang bro! That was a close one! Your body language probably saved your hide.
February 1st, 2008 10:58 PM
About that poker game you invited me to. I think I will pass, thanks.
Good job. Good thinking on the bluff. Glad the BGs realized they may be up against an armed citizen and decided to go after easier pickings.
Just curious. If you had a gun, would you have drawn it?
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse or Rapture....whichever comes first.
February 1st, 2008 11:27 PM
Glad you are still with us, it could have been bad. While the CCW is not the cure-all, it sure opens up possibilities.
An ounce of lead is worth 200lbs of cop.
February 1st, 2008 11:31 PM
Welcome to the board.
Very good and quick thinking in regard to the phone clip.
Everything is a weapon including your brain, the BGs imagination (your not there gun phone clip), and so is your truck too all 3K lbs and 200+ HP ramming power of it (!).
Sun down is a critical time to carry as that is prime time for criminal activity.
And lastly...DO NOT GO HOME!!! If you think you are being followed don't try to lose people. Simply drive obeying all traffic laws straight to the closest local police station or barracks you can get to. Soon as you pull in there the BGs will not follow you in.
Again welcome to the board!
"Killers who are not deterred by laws against murder are not going to be deterred by laws against guns. " - Robert A. Levy
"A license to carry a concealed weapon does not make you a free-lance policeman." - Florida Div. of Licensing
February 2nd, 2008 12:55 AM
A good experience for understanding the importance of 24/7 CCW and being cognizant of one's surroundings...
Glad things worked out...
Stay armed...stay safe!
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