What would you do?--Approached by 3-4 young adults.
You're walking alone down a quiet residential street, carrying and in Condition Yellow.. You're approached by a group of older teens/young adults. Let's say there's 3-4 of them. One of them starts asking for money or smokes. You say no and keep walking. They then surround you and start threatening to "escalate" the encounter. You've seen no weapons, but they aren't backing off and are getting louder and more threatening.
Your fear of bodily harm is genuine and valid, but they've shown no weapons.
When (or do?) you draw and try to retreat? Is that brandishing at this point? Other options?
I got thinking about this scenerio last night for some reason. It's never happened to me, but...