What do you think the father's "perception" is going to be when he sees an armed, strange man running at his vehicle ( the one W/ his child in it)? Any reasonable person would assume you were a car jacker
My perception would be that some yahoo is pointing a gun at me and now I am doing the same to him...and for what reason?

The problem is that there are always two sides to the story.

Right,wrong that is the way it is.

It is alot better and much cheaper to be on the side of right than it is to be wrong.