Originally Posted by amoroque
I would lean towards the pepper spray idea. Put one on your key ring and your all set.
So far this is sort of what I'm thinking, it paints me in the least negative light should some would-be mugger try to prosecute me and it's the cheapest.
The SureFire flashlight is cool but I'm thinking if I cause permanent physical damage with it and there are no witnesses I might have a hard time proving to the officer first on the scene that I wasn't the first one to act. I want to be law enforcement one day and the last thing I need on my record is an assault charge (though as the saying goes, "It's better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6). And as mentioned earlier, that TASER is $450- I just don't have that kinda coin laying around.