Last weekend, I decided that 2:30 would be a good time to go to Wal-Mart. I was wrong: it was a zoo. I got what I needed and walked out.
As I was walking to my truck, there was an older lady standing around, looking lost. I always park my vehicle pretty far away from the mass confusion, so she stood out like a sore thumb. She asked If I would accompany her to her car because there were two scary pit-bull mixes in the back of a truck, no kennel, no nothing.
I kind of stood around for a split second, looked at the dogs, and made a route for us. The truck with the dogs was about 20 yards from this lady's vehicle. The only advantage we had was a long metal cart holder in between us. As we were nearing her car, the larger dog was frenzied himself so bad that he jumped/fell out at the truck. This surprised me (I didn't think he'd actually get out) and frightened the old lady. She was fumbling around with her key in the lock, looking at the running dog, and at the lock....
Now, I knew that it'd have to be pretty severe case of being attacked of ever pulling out your weapon. I always have M&P .40 inside a CBST. Once the dog made his move towards us, I ran in front of the lady, meeting the dog. I had my 4 inch Benchmade drawn, and held down low. I've been in Tae Kwon Do for many years, so I was prepared to use my kicks before I had to use the knife.
Whatever it was, the dog stopped a few feet from me. I honestly feel like it was my aggressive run/stance/verbal commands at the dog. It's almost like it knew it was going to get messed up one way or another.
Afterwards, the lady thanked me, to which I told her it was no big deal. After I got home, I started to think a little bit, and thought of scenarios if both dogs were to come out.
I thought I acted as well as I could've at the time. What do you guys think? Anyone else ever have a similar experience?