Close call at WallyWorld tonight.
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June 20th, 2009 12:57 AM
Close call at WallyWorld tonight.
My mom's car is down and she need to get some stuff for tomorrow, so I told her I'd drive her to WalMart, plus, then I can wander around and look for stuff. When we arrive, there is still plenty of day light and we end up parking two spots away from the door.
She got out a lot quicker than me and went and stood at the rear passenger corner of my car, facing my direction (her back to the lot). I turn off the car, close the windows, grab my phone and exit. I walk to the rear driver corner of my car. I put my phone in my right pocket and lock my doors. I'm facing the opposite direction my mom, with my concealed 1911 (on my 3 o'clock) away from her.
I look up and see this guy, mid 30s, staring at her and moving very quickly, right at her, about 15-20 feet away. He's walking across the lane of traffic, right at her. There was no mistake who he was looking at. His body was ridged and he had a look on his face like he was mad.
The first thing through my mind was recent abductions in WalMart parking lots. I move my whole body out from behind the car, move towards her, and kind of square off my shoulders towards at him. He stops and looks up at me. I'm looking right into his eyes. He looks at her. I start moving my had up towards my gun as I move forward and he takes off through the lot.
We head to the door and I told my mom she needs to be more aware of her surroundings. I turn around just to see where the guy was and he had approached an old woman (easily in her 80s). This was odd, so I told my mom to alert somebody and I start heading towards them. I'm at least 50ft way and watching him talk to her as I walk. Their body language was telling me they didn't know each other. I stop on the sidewalk, so I don't get run over by a car and watch him. I think I ended up resting my forearm on my Colt (bad habit from my Taser at work) and he looks up at me and takes off to his car and drives away. By this time, two managers had come out and I gave them a good description and told them to call the Police if he comes back.
The thing I keep kicking myself over is not quickly moving towards the old lady. I told myself if he got withing arms length I would go over and see what's going on. Anything else you guys think I could have done differently?
June 20th, 2009 12:57 AM
June 20th, 2009 01:03 AM
Sounds fine to me. You did exactly as you should have.
June 20th, 2009 01:06 AM
Even if you don't run over to the old lady, a shout, "Hey! is he bothering you?!" might have been a good idea.
Crime should be outlawed.
June 20th, 2009 01:17 AM
Yeah, that exact wordage ran through my head.
Originally Posted by narcberry
June 20th, 2009 04:26 AM
You did good...I remember a few months back when I was unarmed and didn't even own a gun, I was at the Walmart Supercenter in Federal Way when I saw a guy take a crow bar and break a car window and rob the items from a parked car. No one did a thing. I called 911 but the cops showed up too late. The guy didn't seem to mind the people around.
Aerospace Designer, Freemason, NRA member
June 20th, 2009 05:52 AM
You did fine...
This is the classic case of being a good witness, calling 911 and giving them a description of a suspicious person. Chances are this guy is known to the local LEOs (or at least should be, by now).
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June 20th, 2009 06:48 AM
Sounds like it was a good thing you were there.
We can't stop here...this is bat country.
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June 20th, 2009 07:43 AM
Just another example of how the world can be made better buy responsible, armed citizens. Kudos.
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June 20th, 2009 08:21 AM
+1. Sounds like you did a great job avoiding something potentially bad.
Originally Posted by Stealie
Don't frisk me, I am the weapon.
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NRA Member & Pistol Instructor
June 20th, 2009 09:44 AM
"Without fear there can be no Courage!"
June 20th, 2009 11:29 AM
Congrats! for being so alert, you probably saved a couple of older folks from bad incidents.
"That I cannot do."
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NRA Life Member
June 20th, 2009 01:09 PM
On a rant...
I am amazed at the skells and criminals that come out of the woodwork and frequent WM and how many of you continue to frequent this dump.
Training means learning the rules. Experience means learning the exceptions.
June 20th, 2009 01:18 PM
BG are everywhere people are, and personally I am not going to avoid someplace just because in another city there was a crime at a WM. Now if my local.....one of 6 WM starts having crime then I will avoid it. Although I've been doing this for years considering one is in the roughest part of town, and alot of BGs know what I look like.
Originally Posted by semperfi.45
I know not what this "overkill" means.
Honing the knives, Cleaning the longguns, Stocking up ammo.
June 20th, 2009 01:20 PM
There are a lot of bums working the parking lots with the I just ran out of gas and I need food please help me routine, and they spot marks and make a beeline for them. Of course it could be something worse, too.
June 20th, 2009 01:22 PM
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