The short version of the story: Last week I was driving through my neighborhood on the way home from work with my niece in the car and I exchanged words with these 3 guys who were standing in the middle of the street. I told them to get out of the road, and in a split second 8-7 more guy's appear from inside a garage and start yelling threats at me.
Today I drove by again on the way home on my lunch break and some of the same guys are outside (only 5 this time) and they jump in their truck like they are gonna come after me, but then I guess they thought better of it, or the truck wouldn’t start, or something, because I rounded the curve and didn’t see them again.
Anyway, I brought an aluminum baseball bat with me just on the chance that my car gets blocked in or some shit like that and I these guys try to jump me. Normally I wouldn’t be that worried if it was only 1 or 2 against me, at least I would have a chance. But what is one to do when it’s 8 to 10 on 1?
The thing is, there are 5 different ways out of the neighborhood which are the same distance. The policeman who does security at my job told me it would be best if I just went a different way and avoided the situation altogether. He also said that if these guys close on me and i whack anyone with the bat before they have a chance to touch me, I could be charged with assault. The thing is, it hurts me to think of just taking a different way to work just avoid these punks. I mean it literally makes me sick to my stomach to think about letting them win. Isn’t that like letting a bully take your lunch money? I almost took a detour back to work, but I felt like such a pussy that I turned around in a driveway and went back to my street just to take my usual route and keep my dignity in tact. My adrenaline was surging as soon as I rounded the corner, but luckily no one was outside and there was no incident.
Sorry for the gargantuan post. Thoughts? Advice? What would you do?