I am glad the tourist season is almost over.
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May 7th, 2008 02:56 AM
I am glad the tourist season is almost over.
I had a case that happened this past Saturday. I see this HUGE guy is drunk and staggering down one of the hotel's hallway. I start to follow him to make sure he doesn't hurt himself and amazed that he manages to somehow remain vertical and mobile. Another guest (probably a local by the way he was dressed) comes out of a side entrance and they bump into each other. Not a big bump at all, more like shoulders brushing each other. The second guest is easily some 100 pounds and a foot shorter that Mr. Huge and mumbles and apology as he keeps on. Mr. Huge turns around and yells in his NY accent: HEY YOU MIKE FOXTROT! Where the F do you think you are going?" The guest stops, turns around and stares at the guy. Mr. Huge starts staggering back cussing at the guy and I think "maybe it is time for you to stop Mr. Huge before things get ugly." As I get close, I notice that the guest is carrying a fanny pack that looked a bit heavy as if... Oh crap!
I ended up having to scream at Mr. Huge to step back since he would not heed the warnings in my normal tone of voice which is loud to begin with. Mr. Huge stops, but does not want to leave & is still belligerent to the other guest. I ask the guest to leave the area that I will take care of the situation. I could not resist the temptation and I pointed at his pack as if asking. He kinda smiled, turned around and left. Mr. Huge was still cocky and "celebrated" the fact that the guest was leaving. I asked him to keep it down and to give his room number so I could escort him back and let him sleep it off or that I could call the cops and have him arrested for drunk and disorderly plus eviction & trespassing. Mr. Huge relented but on our way back to the room he kept boasting about scaring the other guest and that how he would have kicked his butt. I know I should have remained quiet and said nothing but this tourist season was trying so I told Mr. Huge that the other guest was carrying a gun. Yes, I know that I am not 100% sure but what the hay. Mr. Huge took about 10 seconds to process the information, then his face showed that somehow the information was digested and went pale. He shut up, got in his room and closed the door. I never saw him afterwards.
Later I thought I should have told him "Welcome to Florida. The Gunshine State" but the moment was lost darn it.
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May 7th, 2008 03:32 AM
There is nothing like a rude awakening to make some people realise maybe they oughta rethink the way they treat people sober drunk or otherwise
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May 7th, 2008 07:07 AM
While I'm not sure I would divulge another person's carry status, I'll bet the look on his face was priceless.
May 7th, 2008 07:38 AM
"Mr. Huge took about 10 seconds to process the information, then his face showed that somehow the information was digested and went pale. He shut up, got in his room and closed the door. "
Miggy, you were that poor soul's guardian angel that night.
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May 7th, 2008 07:50 AM
Few things are more irritating than an obnoxious drunk...how many loud mouths like that have either been robbed, punched, stabbed, or shot...or any combination there of...?
Stay armed...stay sober...stay safe!
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May 7th, 2008 08:09 AM
Agree, Huge drunk pushing the incident could have been vented!
Originally Posted by goldshellback
GUN CONTROL= I WANT TO BE THE ONE IN CONTROL OF THE GUN
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May 7th, 2008 10:31 AM
Very Good Miggy,
I would have told him too.
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May 7th, 2008 10:35 AM
It always amazes me how most people think that the most dangerous thing is what you can see. Frankly, I'm always most concerned about what's not immediately apparent. Take concealed-carry, for example, or someone having skill at martial arts defense. It ain't what you know, but rather what you don't, that can get you killed.
Gunshine Staters: good on ya, for helping the unwashed to see the light.
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self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
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May 7th, 2008 10:38 AM
Originally Posted by Miggy
May 7th, 2008 10:40 AM
Great job de-escalating the situation.
May 7th, 2008 12:04 PM
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May 7th, 2008 12:10 PM
I still disagree with calling it tourist "season". Especially since we can't shoot 'em.
May 7th, 2008 09:10 PM
I don't want tourist season to be over.
I haven't bagged my limit yet.
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May 7th, 2008 09:50 PM
It's always good to let the "Griswalds on vacation" know that they ain't back in Brooklyn and the New Yawk drunk state of mind may get them in trouble.
I remember Florida before air conditioning and "those people" coming here.
May 8th, 2008 06:07 AM
your lucky its almost over, for Alaska it hasn't even begun yet. However for alaska its open tourist season all the time numberless bag limits for them pesky tourists haha. The tourists that come to Alaska are just annoying and sometimes just ask stupid questions.
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