This is a discussion on Situation over the past weekend (was I wrong?) within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by snip atleast in SC you can make a citizens arrest for a felony and steeling a car/motorcycle is a felony. so all ...
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Your last post put chills down my spine & arms. Keep us posted. I know that in NC we cannot "legally" make a citizens arrest, but still sounds like you weren't arresting him in Va either.
Glad you came off OK. In both situations. You just experienced one of my biggest fears of carrying....which is the after part of not being a victim.
CCW permit holder for Idaho, Utah, Pennsylvania, Maine and New Hampshire. I can carry in your country but not my own.
Great news, I'm amazed even in today's world sometimes common sense prevails. Take a long ride and restock your supply of antacid.
While people are saying "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, ... and they will not escape. 1Th 5:3
If it were me I would still go in with my lawyer to make sure you don't say or sign the wrong thing. BTW welcome to the forum a lot of good people on here. Hope it works out for the best.
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”.... Albert Einstein
Glad to hear everything turned out well. As a fellow rider, and sore thumb with my bike, sounds like you should avoid riding for a while man. Good Luck and be safe.
My understanding is that the police can lie to get statements. I figure your OK from the sounds of things but I would speak to my lawyer to get there take.
Whew, that's a relief! Congrats, and I'm glad to see that common sense still prevails sometimes. I'm also in the Northern VA area, and it's good to know that the criminals aren't always coddled by the system.
Now go have a beer -- you've earned it!
Now, more than ever, if I see someone committing a property crime, I'm calling and watching from a safe distance until threatened.
-Blackstone’s Commentaries 145–146, n. 42 (1803) in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)Americans understood the right of self-preservation as permitting a citizen to repel force by force
when the intervention of society... may be too late to prevent an injury.
I'm glad they never intended to charge you with anything! I kind of had a feeling it was just going to be a "follow-up" for the detectives after the uniformed officers filed their stuff.
Regards to the crime ring this knucklehead was involved with...
Stay armed, no doubt!
Boost your awareness level up a notch. When out and about, especially if on your bike, I would be borderline condition orange for the foreseeable future. Learn some basic "counter surveillance" techniques.
In other words, spend a few extra moments to observe for things out of the ordinary when you leave your house, before approaching your mode of transportation and upon exiting your bike or vehicle, and again when you return home.
Avoid being in condition white even when at home for a while and check in from time to time with the detectives to see if they have any new "intel" to offer you, or at least any warnings.
I also hope you'll remain an active member here at the forum. You'll find we're just one big happy family and there is a lot of great topics and info that comes across these pages.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
I'm thinking in the future rig your bike seat with a hidden bear trap,anybody hops on and tries to hotwire your bike bear trap snaps shut
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Great News! I'd still advise to keep the lawer with you however as a CYOB measure.
The part about the gang affilation is pretty scary though. Relax but keep your head and wits about you as well. Stay Safe!
Your experience has been great 'case study' for all of us to learn from, although I'll bet you never wanted to be the 'case' studied.
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
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First, I hope your lawyer is still planning on going with you...don't say/sign anything until he/she reviews it, approves it. Call me paranoid, but there is nothing preventing the police from using deception to make a case. Please exercise caution.
Second....Holy Carp!! The guy you roll-up on is part of a theft ring?...and tied to "those" dirtbags? Very lucky my friend...
I would take the LEO up on the range time!...
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