I got followed home by some crazy people last night

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by akms47nagont, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. akms47nagont

    akms47nagont New Member

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    I am 18

    so last night at nine in the afternoon my mom told me to go get her something from Walgreens so me and my friend who were playing the Xbox went and got whatever it is she asked for. on The way back I showed my friend this fence we never got out of the vehicle we were there maybe there 10 seconds. we had our laugh and then drove on. well this car started following every turn that I made so I drove past my house and then they drove into my neighborhood thinking I was just being paranoid I made a U-turn and as I came to the my neighborhood entrance they stopped at the corner house. I drove past them and parked in my driveway they made a U-turn and as I was getting out of the car they pulled up in front of my house and stared at us then they rolled down the window and started yelling at us for trespassing and And accusing us of looking in their backyard and other stuff that we never did in a very very aggressive way it was pretty scary fortunately I was able to defuse the situation without violence


    It's not the first time i've been followed. maybe the third but it is the first time someone has showed up at my house and the first time I have ever made contact

    when somebody put stuff like that on there fence it's so people can read and have a laugh it's also freedom of speech against that particular company

    I would like the comfort of a gun in a situation like that it never would've been drawn but it would've been a little more comforting to have

    I'd Rather have a gun and not need it then need one and not have it! But I can't legally buy a handgun!! Or the ammo to go with it

    My dad's a police officer so I know how to deal with situations like that

    The one thing I didn't do that I should've is get the license plate number and call the police

    I'm Mor just curious what you would've done
     

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  2. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    What those folks did was not excusable. Perhaps what

    made them crazy people was the sad fact that the sign

    they made, in order to motivate the insurance company,

    has only brought unfortunate derision upon themselves.


    Just sayin'.
     

  3. DeltaF

    DeltaF New Member

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    Happened once. Drove to Dad's. Called ahead. When I got to his house the entire family (and I have a big family and about half of us are cops) ambushed them at gun point, blocked them in the driveway, drug them out of the truck and slammed them on the hood, and very nicely explained to them what would happen to them if they ever followed the "wrong person" home.

    If that doesn't work in your neck of the woods, drive to a police station instead of your house.
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You don't really need their license plate when you know where they live.
     
  5. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I have had one person follow me. They were very aggressive. They did not try to hide the fact that they were following me. Not sure if I cut them off in traffic or what. They kept acting like they were going to rearend my Blazer. Which was stupid because they were in a little car like a Honda or something similar. I decided not to enter my neighborhood. I just kept driving until they stopped following. I was more worried about not wanting to be forced to shoot them. I had a 1911 on my hip at the time.
     
  6. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    The one thing you should have done was call the police before showing them where you live.
     
  7. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I would say don't go home until they get tired of following you and go away, or drive to a police station. Pulling in the parking lot is probably all you'd have to do to get them to run for the hills.
     
  8. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

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    My apology... I am dyslexic... and not at work (thus no auto spellchecker).

    I would like the young man to answer my question... Did he first apologize?? Then state you're not looking for trouble... If they start to come toward you TELL them not to come closer and apologize again.... If they continue to advance (and especially if they are armed) it's on them what happens next and YOU are going to have to make a hard choice that you WILL have to live with.
    ...a firearm is NOT an argument trump card and should be the last thing you go for in only the most extreme circumstances. Don't ever think or let a gun give you courage.

    Look at it from their point of view... They may have had problems with property damage and/or theft in the resent circumstances.
     
  9. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    If it were me, I would not have stopped the car, gone near my house, or even my neighborhood. I would have kept driving, and called the cops while doing so. I would explain the situation to them and say I'm going to drive to your station, and can an officer kindly meet me outside.

    But, we can all be Monday-morning quarterbacks all day. When I was your age, I doubt I would have done much differently than you did. I simply wouldn't have thought to do what I said above. So, that being said, glad everything (so far) seemed to have worked out for you. We live, we learn.
     
  10. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    In my opinion he did nothing wrong so an apology wasn't needed. He stopped on a public street, for a very short period of time, didn't get out of the vehicle then left. I'd have told the homeowner that me stopping on a public street was none of his damn business. Since when is it illegal to look at someone's property. I live on a state highway and people stop all the time, sometimes its because they are broken down and other times its because they are lost and wanted to stop and look at a map or answer the phone. If this guy is so worried about someone looking at his property then maybe he should take down the sign and/or not leave things out in his yard that may draw attention of passing motorists. I have a small boat, popup camper and utility trailer and because of the possibility of thieves I don't leave them out in front of the house along the highway in plain sight, my camper is parked in the barn and the boat and utility trailer is behind the barn.

    If I was in that situation no way would I have apologized, I would have told the guy we stopped for a second to read the sign YOU PUT UP and left, if you have an issue with that I suggest you call the police.

    The homeowner also sounds like a child sitting in the backseat of the family car whining because his sibling is looking at him. "Mommy he's lookin at me!"
     
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  11. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    This story sounds a little strange? The "Victim" simply stopped to read a few words on a crude bill board. The "Perps" responded in seconds with a motorized pursuit? That means the "Perps" are setting in their cars waiting for a confrontation?
    The "Victim" is hard wired into the local PD? He knows how to handle confrontations? Why then did he not drive to the "Cop Shop" or call 911?
    He now wants to arm him self? He after all was the intruder?:confused:
     
  12. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Why call him an intruder?
     
  13. NC1760

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    The apology is a way to DE-esculate a potential situation.... You don't actually have to mean it whether warranted or not.... It can also serve as a means to defend your actions should said situation esculate. If it should go to court, it would show that you meant no offense or were looking for trouble in the first place.
    ...and only a child thinks they can punch and bully their way out of any confrontation.
     
  14. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I can't tell you how many times I have apologized to some a-hole in my hotel to keep them from making a scene in the middle of the lobby. Usually if they do start screaming everyone in ear shot realizes it is them being an a$$. But I don't like to let it get to that point.

    Sometimes apologizing for something that was not your fault is simply the best thing to do.
     
  15. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I would most certainly rather apologize to someone than to shoot them...even if it was their fault.
     
  16. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    I'm not saying I'd punch or bully my way out of a situation, just saying I don't apologize for something when I did nothing wrong. I understand the need or want to de-escalate a situation but stopping on a public road isn't a crime. Cars stop all the time on the highway in front of my house and not once have I jumped in my truck and chased them down like a vigilante. I do although think the op's account of the incident sounds a little fishy. Unless the homeowner was already in his vehicle about to leave anyway then the op was probably stopped longer than 10 seconds. Still, I've seen vehicles stop in front of my house for 10 minutes or more and I still wouldn't taken off after them.

    And I'm not sayin I'd open fire either. I have in fact walked away from the d'bag doing the yelling when put in that type of situation. Call me whatever but I'm not gonna stand and take verbal abuse from anybody including strangers or even a boss.
     
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  17. NC1760

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    I understand... and I am NOT calling you a child. That term was actually something you brought up (thus the reason I bolded it in your original context). Simple words can lead to either resolution OR esculation... and sometimes the first move can be yours to make. My martial arts teachers when I was younger always said "The easiest fight to win is the one you can avoid.." and that has always stuck with me and saved me (and possibly a lot of others) grief and regret. Just ask George Zimmerman if he had it to do over.... Now a young man is dead and NOTHING will bring him back... and his life is upside down, probably forever. Over what ???? Skittles and a short cut ??

    I just want to add one more thing before I stop on this thread.. unless the original young man who posted wants to answer the questions either I or others have put forth.... and that is anyone with a child's mentality, temper or dispossition does NOT need to be packing.
     
  18. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    The only reason I brought up a child is because chasing someone down because they stopped and looked at your property is something a child or someone with childish tendancies would do. I just hope the homeowner isn't a concealed carrier otherwise he might be tempted to shoot someone cause they looked at him.

    As far as George Zimmerman goes I believe he was acting in self defense. He didn't escalate the situation, Treyvon did, evidence proves that.
     
  19. DeltaF

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    Not callin any names or pointing any fingers...

    But there is a seriously pussified vibe going on in this thread.

    I don't advocate starting a fight. I wasn't raised that way. But I'm not kissing somebody's butt just because they show it to me either. And neither should any other man.
     
  20. MisterMcCool

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    I find no problem or shame in attempting to deescalate a potentially violent situation with an insincere apology.

    Me: "Sorry, man. We were just taking a picture of that sign you made."
    Jackass: "Well I'm going to ......."
    Me: "If you were looking for an apology, you got it. If you're looking for trouble, you'll get that too."