"My friend, Bob - we'll say, and a friend, Tom we'll say, were walking one night at an apartment complex and saw a man walking toward them. When they got within about 10 feet, the man pulled a gun and told them to raise their hands, which they did. For the record, neither Bob or Tom had a gun. The perp had caught them between streetlights so lighting was minimized.
He maintained the distance, and told them to turn around, which they did. He then instructed them how to get and drop their billfolds on the ground, which they did.
He then instructed them to walk down a flight of stairs, which again, they did. They never saw him again.
Unarmed like the two friends? What choice do you have at 10 feet with a gun pointed at you but do as your are told. You are with another person and any actions on your part but compliance could result in his being injured or killed.
I don't like the idea of turning around, alone and unarmed, I don't know what I'd do as I don't have the benefit of an informed decision because I don't know what type of gun it was, how old or how big he was, his overall appearance, in essence------
the totality of the actual circumstances which is going to be an important aspect of any decision I make on the street.