Bad situation that could have been worse.
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August 10th, 2009 08:21 PM
Great story, glad everything worked out ok. Thanks for sharing.
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August 10th, 2009 08:51 PM
I was thinking exactly the same thing. Guess they are lucky he was there and not us, huh.
Originally Posted by NCHornet
What did they get charged with ? Breaking & Entering an occupied house here, carries about twice the time in prison.
I'm betting they think harder about following someone and kicking their door down. I always notice if someone is following, because I dealt with very violent offenders, etc. in the system and my life was threatened often every week. Consequently, there were some times..... I turned it around on them and had them pinned in ..... and here's me with gun drawn & police arriving.
August 12th, 2009 06:23 AM
The Constable knew all three of them. They were construction workers that had lived in the area all their lives. This was a rural area of Connecticut, most of the people knew each other. I did not know very many people, but I had just been transferred into the area a few months before. The Constable said they had gotten into trouble for drunk and disorderly before, but nothing beyond that.
Originally Posted by Patriot911
One of the nice things about a small rural community is that everybody knows when you do something stupid. When everybody knows you and they see you doing community service, you never hear the end of it.
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August 12th, 2009 10:09 AM
Well done, great restraint! I have had dealings with drunks in the past and me taking (repossesing) items that they wanted to keep. I have found that drunks generally fall into one of two categories.
1- Otherwise "good" people who get loud and act stupid.
2- Otherwise "shaky" people who get load and act criminal.
I believe alcohol tends to amplify personalities and voices. If I knew these 3 men to be unarmed then I have got to believe/hope that I would show the same level of restraint you did.
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August 12th, 2009 10:42 AM
Awesome story, thanks for sharing! I think you did the right thing by not shooting when you observed that they were no longer interested in the persuit of the female after seeing what must of looked like a 120 mm cannon! I sure that would not have been the case if they kept comming!
Great decesion making on your part!
August 12th, 2009 11:43 AM
Great story. Obviously, my comments can't change what happened, but one lesson I think we can learn is that if we receive a call from someone to come rescue them, why not call the police and explain to them what is happening and let them go to the location to retrieve the person in trouble?
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August 12th, 2009 07:28 PM
maybe your friend should learn getting intoxicated to the point of passing out at a party involving drunk men is ASKING for trouble. She should be very grateful for you.
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August 13th, 2009 12:45 AM
They get to inpersonate a Police Officer and don't get a ride downtown, uhmmmm.
August 14th, 2009 11:56 AM
I don't look at this as the best option. Nothing that he had been told about was illegal or in the realm of police jurisdiction. Dealing with a lot of young people and them all having my cell phone on speed dial I will tell you that I would lose a lot of the trust that my youth students have for me as a youth minister if i were to call the police instead of going and helping them.
Originally Posted by bentcursor
"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose."
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August 16th, 2009 01:48 AM
Makes me feel good all over. Got an 18" 870 pistol grip with Surefire on my homemade bed rack and my H&K nine mil with Streamlight attached under the bed.
ps. JMO, but when it all shakes out it could have been one drunk girl killing three drunk kids. Not a ton of sympathy for the girl.
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August 16th, 2009 02:17 AM
Maybe THAT is the problem; they have learned they can get drunk and do anything they want with no consequences; you never discipline the dog he will keep ******* on the carpet.
they had gotten into trouble for drunk and disorderly before, but nothing beyond that.
August 17th, 2009 10:01 AM
You really lost me on this one. The girl wanted to leave and did so. THEY made the decision to follow her and the OP.
Originally Posted by aznav
Contrary to what many believe these days, the "Three drunk kids" are responsible for their actions.
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