Hey everyone. I have been browsing the forums for some time now with this being my first post.
The other night I was on a feeder road here in Houston stopped at a light talking on the phone. I have been stopped at this light dozens of times and know it is usually a long wait. It was around 8pm or so with a two other cars in front of me, I was in the right lane (2 lanes) with no car to my left. On the left side of the street (under the overpass) there is a decent sized African American man that appeared to be homeless with one of those squeegees that must have been stolen from a local gas station. I really wasn’t in the mood for having my windows cleaned since I have just washed my SUV the day before.
It appeared to me that this gentleman thought I was an easy target because I was on the phone. He was definitely wrong. I had my eye on him the whole time and was confident he couldn’t see I was paying attention to his actions. About a minute or so at this light, I see the gentleman coming straight towards my car with a mission. I hung the phone up and grabbed my Surefire E2D LED out of the center console (next to the S&W 637 and Gerber Covert Folder). He gets about 5 feet from the car and I wave my hands and said “No Thanks” very assertively. He proceeds and sticks the dirty a** squeegee on my freshly cleaned windshield. He was very surprised at the blinding effects of 120 lumens. He jumped back and realized I wasn’t the sheep 99% of the population is.
Did I overreact in this situation? How would you guys handle this different? Does anyone have a similar story to share? That squeegee could just as easily been used to break a side window and/or as an inconspicuous weapon.