Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection > I was almost assaulted today!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-13-2009, 10:13 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 260
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default I was almost assaulted today!

So I pull up into the mall parking lot, and this red Ford Probe flies up behind me. No big deal, its Christmas season and everybody wants a parking spot. Well, I need to back up because of the way the lot is designed, so I put my car in reverse, and the car behind me doesn't budge. I honk gently, nothing. I honk again, a bit longer. He gets mad and gives me just enough room to back out of the way. This is where things get interesting...

As I back up I stop to turn around. As soon as I stop, the guy jumps out of his car, darts toward mine, yelling and cursing, and tries to open my door!!! I had just enough time to lock my manual door, and peel out of the parking lot. I wasn't about to take on a 225+ lb white male in his 40's...

He got back in his car to follow me, but I was able to lose him in the holiday car crowd mess... I called the police and they'd said they'd "check into it" but I couldn't get a DL # immediately (I did get it 2 hours later...)

I have no idea what I did to tick him off. But that was way too close for comfort. It all went down so fast! One second I'm thinking that this guy is just an idiot trying to get a parking spot, and the very next he's trying to assault me!!! I don't even want to think about what would have gone down had he opened my car door. I definitely would have feared serious bodily injury at the time though, and would not have hesitated to respond to that threat in a proper manner...



__________________

Last edited by feedsasquatch; 12-13-2009 at 10:16 PM.
feedsasquatch is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 12-13-2009, 10:19 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 260
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

And you know what the police would have done for me at the time had I needed them? NOTHING!!! They would have showed up 1/2 an hour later to file the report...



__________________
feedsasquatch is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 10:26 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lonyaeger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bandera,Texas
Posts: 10,381
Liked 57 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Boy, this, along with your last experience....sounds like Louisville is a really bad place!

__________________
lonyaeger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 10:52 PM   #4
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CA357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 19,871
Liked 1174 Times on 510 Posts
Likes Given: 2978

Default

This is not good.

__________________
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”Samuel Adams
CA357 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 11:08 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ssmith3351's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 37
Default

Glad you're okay and you did the right thing. Get out if you can. If push came to shove (and I hope I never have to) and the guy opened the door I would have probably drawn my gun. LIkely it would have only pissed the guy off, but defense of one's self and property are defendable.

~Steve

__________________
ssmith3351 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 12:04 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 260
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lonyaeger View Post
Boy, this, along with your last experience....sounds like Louisville is a really bad place!
Some parts are worse than others... I've been here 4 years now and never had any issues like this till recently. This is getting ridiculous. I think I need to pick up Gracie Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai again; and maybe Krav Maga too. Not every situation calls for lethal force...
__________________

Last edited by feedsasquatch; 12-14-2009 at 12:06 AM.
feedsasquatch is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 12:13 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lonyaeger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bandera,Texas
Posts: 10,381
Liked 57 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Well, I wish you nothing but the best in the future. Hopefully just coincidence.

__________________
lonyaeger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 12:43 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 159
Default

I read this news article the other day: Gun deaths tried to fray the thin blue line in '09 - Yahoo! News

And this quote really got to me:

"There's an increasingly desperate population out there," said Eugene O'Donnell, a professor of police studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. "Other than in rare cases for ideological reasons, we really haven't seen people taking on the cops head-to-head. Something is amiss. It should be cause for grave concern."

I know the article was focusing on gun violence toward police, but I think we're seeing it more in all aspects of normal life, too. More people than ever seem to be getting angry and desperate.

__________________
themyst is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 02:33 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
stalkingbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Lebanon,Ky
Posts: 3,621
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

You did the right thing. Usually bullies like that step back & run when someone my size gets out of my truck though. It's fun to watch them run.

__________________

Sometimes you earthlings REALLY amaze me!

stalkingbear is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 09:21 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Rogers, AR
Posts: 6,262
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I'll bet they do Bear,lol!!

IMO I think that guy was looking for trouble. Probably some hothead that thinks he needs to take on the world and make people see things his way.

I wouldn't have gotten out either. It's best to just leave like you did. No reason to pull a gun unless he has a weapon.

++++++ On taking up martial arts again!



__________________
Gojubrian is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
2A Today for the USA bkt Politics, Religion and Controversy 9 06-18-2010 05:00 AM
Today is the day jwhirl413 AR-15 Discussion 12 11-13-2009 05:10 PM
New XDM 9mm today ChuckD XD Forum 7 08-19-2009 02:22 AM
First FTF Today. gorknoids XD Forum 5 03-18-2009 08:22 PM
its today!!! sgtdeath66 The Club House 11 12-26-2008 03:42 AM



Newest Threads