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This is a discussion on Encounter with a rabid Neighborhood Patrol within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Mike1956 When I was running a lot, I was targeted by carloads of teens looking for a game twice, and motorists trying ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    When I was running a lot, I was targeted by carloads of teens looking for a game twice, and motorists trying to scare me several times. It all ended without incident. Bicycling is a slightly different phenomena. I have had objects tossed at me twice (both misses), and deliberately forced off the road once.
    I have been running since I was 14. Do about 35-60 miles a week. Not once had any problems except idiot drivers which unfortunatley you can't shoot.

    Maybe it is just you LOL.


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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    I have been running since I was 14. Do about 35-60 miles a week. Not once had any problems except idiot drivers which unfortunatley you can't shoot.

    Maybe it is just you LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    I have been running since I was 14. Do about 35-60 miles a week. Not once had any problems except idiot drivers which unfortunatley you can't shoot.

    Maybe it is just you LOL.
    A long time ago during an Army school in Monmouth NJ, a friend and I would do extra PT runs every morning and on the weekends--he was going to the 75th Regiment HQ and I was going to 1st SFG(A). On 4 or 5 seperate occasions we had drivers intentionally try to run us down.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    I have been running since I was 14. Do about 35-60 miles a week. Not once had any problems except idiot drivers which unfortunatley you can't shoot.

    Maybe it is just you LOL.
    Sounds like you are about due, so be extra careful.
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    Encounter with a rabid Neighborhood Patrol
    I went for my run last night at 10PM. Was wearing running shorts and shirt with reflective tape, hydration belt, and of course had my earphones in
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    Pick up any Skittles on your way?
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    [QUOTE=Mike1956;2377845]
    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    I have been running since I was 14. Do about 35-60 miles a week. Not once had any problems except idiot drivers which unfortunatley you can't shoot.

    Maybe it is just you LOL.[/QUOTE
    Sounds like you are about due, so be extra careful.
    I will, thanks. I don't beleive in "you are about due" LOL. That means I should be hitting the lottery soon also. Seriously, I have run in Bogota, Tijuana, La Paz, Mexico City without incident. So Texas is not so bad..........

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    When you start breaking the law to stop the BG you then become the BG. Infringing upon peoples freedom only leads to you ultimately loosing yours. I swear people need to get a clue about what it is they are doing. It would be smart to train, become knowledgeable of current laws and licensed to carry if you're going to be a neighborhood watch member. Key word is Watch. Leave LE to LEOs.

    Stupidity kills...just not near enough.
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    The mentality of some Neighbourhood Watch Groups is whacked out. Some of them are wanna be LEO's and since they don't have what it takes to be one, they resort to the alternative of Outside Mall Ninja types.

    It is painfully obvious you are out running, hence the "dressed for the occasion" attire. Maybe these two brain surgeons failed to figure that one out and just decided to flex their muscle and insist you "respect their authority." Some day they are going to confront the wrong person and get tapped center mass with a large caliber pistol, even if they do have the magnetic automobile thing prominently displayed.

    Unless you became a threat, they needed to stay in place and be a watch group, not one of action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    I will, thanks. I don't beleive in "you are about due" LOL. That means I should be hitting the lottery soon also. Seriously, I have run in Bogota, Tijuana, La Paz, Mexico City without incident. So Texas is not so bad..........
    It's not running in Mexico City you need to worry about...it's driving. Two of the scariest times in my life (and I've had my share) were driving in Mexico City and Rome. I felt safer in combat than in Mexico City in a car.
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    Man i run with my rig and im still jumpy from my 3 tours...intersections freak me out so i run in the country. If a van cut me off it would be bad news for them.

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    This could have been prevented had you been wearing your concealed carry badge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    This could have been prevented had you been wearing your concealed carry badge.

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    Next time run with the wife. I want to hear about, how she sprayed these idiots down.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    The LEO was mostly cool. He said maybe the next time to just introduce myself to avoid any problems. I replied that maybe they should not stop folks who are out for a run and think they have the authority to detain that person. I said they are lucky that someone doesn't pepper spray or shoot them.
    You're a citizen. You're NOT engaging in unlawful or suspicious activity. You don't have any duty to identify yourself to two unnamed/unknown persons who block your path and demand you "submit" to their rules.

    According to the LEO, you mouthing a name would avoid trouble? Far more true, two unnamed/unknown persons who aren't LEO can avoid trouble if they don't seek it via in-your-face contact.

    Neighborhood Watch watcher = WATCHER, not reserve or wannabe LEO.

    I'm with you: with such aggressive, in-your-face tactics, they're lucky they don't end up sprayed, shot or dead. I'd be steamed, too.

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