I think I got cased at the gas station, and I called the guy on it.

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    I think I got cased at the gas station, and I called the guy on it.

    It is cold as all get out here in Southwest Tennessee (expecting to get some ice and sleet sometime before sunup ) so I drove my teenage son to work and went and got him this evening. I didn't want him driving in case the ice got here early and to his credit, he asked me to do this before I suggested it.

    When I went to get him, I decided to fill the old Cherokee up with gas in advance of the weather because I don't want to be out in that stuff having to get into a gas station with all the folks who didn't think ahead.

    So I stopped at a station and paid at the pump. As I am standing there freezing and filling up, I see a scummy looking individual walking down the row of pumps. I was facing away from him but I could clearly see him in the reflection of my rear drivers side window as it is darkly tinted.

    He was headed my way and I turned around and looked directly at him, obviously catching him off guard as I already knew he was there. he was about 15 feet away at that point (too close) and held up my left hand in the universal stop gesture, and told him to stop and not to come any closer in a loud voice that got the attention of a few other people pumping gas.

    He stopped and said something about needing change for gas. I told him I had nothing for him and to move on. He looked at me for a second then put his head down and walked off toward the street and away from the station.

    I don't know if he really was just pan handling or he was going to try something, but I got a feeling that it was something more than just looking for change. I always listened to the little man who lives in the back of my head and has good instincts about things. I never ignore him. And this time, he was telling me that this guy was up to something.

    I was of course, carrying the G23 under my coat in the Blackhawk SERPA. But I never even had to reach for it. An authoritative voice and raise hand got the job done this time.
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    Great job. Way to be aware of your surroundings. Of course, living around Memphis, you are probably always aware.
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    Always pay close attention to that still, small, voice that tells you when something is not quite right.
    You did great.

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    well done
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    Great job. Of course, living around Memphis, you are probably always aware.
    Yep, if you aren't aware of your surroundings here, you become prey real fast.
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    So where was he gonna put the gas he was trying to get spare change for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    So where was he gonna put the gas he was trying to get spare change for?
    Apparently, the gas was blowing out his exhaust.
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    Quick thinking. Keeping a cool head, and making an authoritative response usually does the trick.

    It is amazing to me, that no matter how much I may be nervous, or "feel" out of control - if I make it sound like I am in control, those around me seem more calm and assured - and less threatened, thereby being less threatening in a tense situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TN_Mike View Post
    An authoritative voice and raise hand got the job done this time.
    How does the saying go? BG's are looking for victims, not opponents.
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    Awesome job man. Textbook!
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    My question is...how you like that holster? I need a conceal holster for my G23, any recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    So where was he gonna put the gas he was trying to get spare change for?

    Exactly

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    Heh, heh...sometimes all you have to do is catch them off guard. Reminds me of what happened to my brother one time. He was handling insurance cases in a really bad part of Little Rock one time and was standing outside his car with his briefcase on the hood and using it for a desk while he was filling out a form. This bad looking guy walks up and says "What's in the case, man?" My brother said he could tell by the way he said it and the body language that the guy was more than just curious, so he assumed a kind of a Jack Nicholson look (like in "The Shining") and said "You want to rob me don't you? I think you want to rob me and now I'm in fear for my life. I think I'm going to have to defend my life, now." At this point he popped the top on the case and reached in. The other guy jumped, spun and did a good imitation of an Olympic 100 yard dash and never looked back. All my brother had in the case was papers.

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    It's amazing what an authoritative voice can do. *

    * It's also amazing how you can draw on that authoritative voice when you have something to back it up with.
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    PPKHEAT...I'm kinda new here, and never heard that particular saying.
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