Call the Police?

This is a discussion on Call the Police? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Just curious to hear everyone's thoughts. Suppose you were forced to pull your gun on a BG but he took the hint and left you ...

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    Call the Police?

    Just curious to hear everyone's thoughts. Suppose you were forced to pull your gun on a BG but he took the hint and left you alone, maybe in a store parking lot, etc. Would you call the police to report the incident or just let well enough alone?

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    you shouldnt have to ask that question. you should call the police cause the BG is out for one reason and you might have been able to protect yourself but the next person might not and then it is on your head if anotjer individual is hurt cause you did nothing about it.
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    I would call and report immediately. If you don't, the criminal may call and say "Some guy pulled a gun on me! Now they are coming after you. OMO, YMMV.

    ETA: I just saw Sig master's point and am ashamed I also did not include it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon1 View Post
    I would call and report immediately. If you don't, the criminal may call and say "Some guy pulled a gun on me! Now they are coming after you. OMO, YMMV.
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    yeah, definitely call. You could get yourself in legal trouble if you don't. Take the responsible stance and show that you used your rights appropriately.

    Not wanting to report it might indicate that you're not confident that you were justified in pulling the ccw out. If that's the case, then you probably made a mistake, in which case you better hope the other guy is willing to keep his mouth shut.

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    Unless you want to risk a lot of legal trouble for yourself call the police.
    You may inadvertently be helping the next potential victim at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcurt172 View Post
    Would you call the police to report the incident or just let well enough alone?
    Would you prefer to be taken down as a person of interest in a claim of aggravated assault or assault with a deadly weapon?

    Before answering, consider reviewing the old dash-cam video on Daniel Sayers' takedown in Ohio a couple years back, regarding how traumatic and risky a takedown can be.
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    Definitely call 911 and report him.
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    gotta call

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    Yep, make the call.
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    Most definitely.
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    Here's a little secret... the first one to call the police is considered the victim!
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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon1 View Post
    I would call and report immediately. If you don't, the criminal may call and say "Some guy pulled a gun on me!...
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    Here's a little secret... the first one to call the police is considered the victim!
    ++ Agree. Call, 'cause first come-first served. If you had a reason to pull your gun out, then you were faced with what you believed to be an imminent threat of serious bodily harm. That's assault, a crime. Report the crime promptly, make a report to the cops, and that way, there'll be a record of it, and the sequence of events, such that the bad guy can't call the cops and have you arrested for assault with a deadly weapon or brandishing.
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