This is a discussion on Parking Lots and Human Trash... within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Bart I agree that what you did was the right thing to do, however, it's the circumstances that followed your response that ...
Don't feel bad at all. You stopped some idiot from beating on a defenseless woman and child.
I'm sorry Jahwarrior, but I think you were foolish for getting in the middle of that drama.
I've known 2 men who, between them, intervened in 5 DV situations, and in every single incident they were promptly attacked by the woman they set out to "save". They both got real cured of the desire to be a hero.
The poster above who suggested that it could have been a set up for a mugging had a good point.
From your description, it sounded like you were real close to having to shoot this goon, when he reached behind him as if reaching for a gun. I think you realize now that the woman would have been screaming bloody murder to the police after that.