Awkward LEO encounter

Awkward LEO encounter

This is a discussion on Awkward LEO encounter within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I walked into a grocery store the other night to grab my girlfriend some flowers (yeah, I'm cheap but it was also midnight). As I ...

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    Awkward LEO encounter

    I walked into a grocery store the other night to grab my girlfriend some flowers (yeah, I'm cheap but it was also midnight).

    As I entered the store I immediately noticed a group of six LEOs congregated in front of the flower displays. I approached the group, stopping four feet away or so, and politely said, "Excuse me, I.... uh.... need.... some Crazy Daisies."

    The six LEOs fell quiet, turned, and cautiously looked me up and down, undoubtedly noticing my firearm. They slowly divided into two isles of three, preparing a path straight to the daisies. No one spoke.

    Grabbing the Crazy Daisies, I turned to exit through the isle by which I had entered, pausing for a moment to tip my head and the bouquet to the serious looking officer to my left, and then my right.

    They exchanged glances between themselves and in unison.... began laughing at me. I think one spit.

    "Have a good night," I replied, with one last flowery gesture, and was on my way. I heard them laughing clear through the check out line.

    It was a good, happy experience. They were cautious and initially tense... but with no unnecessary BS like I've encountered in the past.


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    I guess the figured a guy buying crazy daisies at midnight was not a threat. Why were all of them at the flower area though?
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    roses are red, leo's are blue, don't act dumb and they won't arrest you

    this is kind of funny, i think they were laughing because an armed man came to the store at midnight for crazy daises, i would have cracked up too
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    They should have tazed you on the spot! Armed citizen with daises, got to be up to no good! hehe

    Glad they didn't bother you as you were doing nothing illegal.
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    Understandable. I'm always armed whenever I give my wife flowers from the grocery store.
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    That was funny; I do not think they really were laughing at you, but at the situation. It was midnight, you had a firearm on you, and you asked them to please move because you wanted to get crazy daisies; I think they got quite surprised . LEOs are human beings too.
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    props on getting the girl friend some flowers, and good job with the LEO flower section encounter.

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    They probably had never seen a man out buying targets at midnight....and daisies?!?! they make targets in paper, ya know, LOL.
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    Seeing as OC is legal in AZ, there's no reason for an "encounter" other than they're all wondering why you waited until midnight to try to get out of the dog house.
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    Yeah the more interesting part of this thread would be what you did to warrant having to hit the grocery store at midnight for flowers and then the result of your apology. Don't leave us hangin'
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    they were laughing at the whipped one buying daisies at midnight clearly LOL
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    Why were you buyin' flowers at midnight? What did you do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Seeing as OC is legal in AZ, there's no reason for an "encounter" other than they're all wondering why you waited until midnight to try to get out of the dog house.
    Now that's why they were laughing ; )
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    yea i have to agree, buying flowers at midnight?...yea SOMETHING got u into the doghouse..lol..
    i think you'll need a $42 bottle of Victoria Secret Perfume to go with that flowers..lol
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