This is a discussion on Valuable Lesson Learned. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by preachertim I went to the mall this past weekend and ended up getting out at closing. Because there were so many people ...
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The only thing I would add was....... call 911 and report you thought some guys were just trying to break into your car..... and point them out or where they went with the Police show up.
No carry involved, in my case, because it was before I got my permit. But, I went to a big electronics store with my daughter. She drove her yellow Jeep Wrangler. It has a black soft top. When we came out of the store. there were three identical Wranglers, black soft top and all sitting side by side. Hers turned out to be the center one. She had a custom license plate on hers. I had heard that Jeep owners tend to congregate together, but that was ridiculous.
It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.
We had a similar situation where the remote in the door opener fob of my mom's minivan keys was opening up another vehicle of the same model. We finally had to close their side automatic door and lock them back up with the remote as we drove away.
I've made this same mistake as well. It almost sounds like some guys here woulda shot me just because I got in their car by mistake, which happened to be a carbon copy of my car. Jeez, so many cars look alike, especially in a huge, dark parking lot.
Another time, I came back to my car and there was a lady sitting in it, vigorously trying to start it. Her key wouldn't work, but she had a real determined look on her face, lol. I looked around and spotted an identical car two spaces down, and I gently suggested that she probably had the wrong car. She apologized sheepishly and left for her car.
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