Ok, I want to ask the knowledgeable people here in the combat forums a question. This came up in an unrelated thread and I want to see what you all think the best course of actions are.
Situation: You are walking towards home at night and alone. You live towards the end of a street (ie. not at a residential “hub” intersection). From a distance you see a group of 5 males you clearly do not know and have no reason to know parked in your driveway, blocking your car in. They are standing very near your front porch in such a way that you could not reach your porch without getting them to move. They are talking/joking in loud voices, and there is no party at either of your neighbors’ houses. You are unarmed.
What do you do and why?[/quote]
I read this post in the Trayvon thread and what you did was perfectly time. I would go even further and say that it was textbook of what should be done. The people giving you a hard time are fucking retards.
edit: Fuck, it wasn’t you, was it? Was some other guy. [/quote]
Hahaha. It’s ok, the thought was nice! Yeah it was some other guy. I didn’t mention the Trayvon thread originally because I didn’t want to poison the well so to speak. I just wanted some of the vets of the Combat forum to look at the situation without any drama attached and say what they think is the most sound method of dealing with it.
I was planning on telling people later though about the party 2 whole blocks away and the guys threatening the responding police officer to see if that changed anybody’s ideas.
I agree with you, anybody telling somebody they should walk up to 5 guys unarmed and with no easy way of escape (i.e. car) to confront them is a retard. The only way I would walk up to them is if a) I had a force equalizer and b) no other way to do it. People die getting brave in the wrong circumstances.
Or I suppose if I lived out in the country and there was no realistic way that the police would make it in time. Of course in that scenario I’ll already know they’re trouble because there’s no need to be on my front porch if I’m living alone in the country lol. [/quote]
I agree with what you did. You had no other means to you to deal with the situation at hand. Given the locale, situation, and items at your disposal calling the cops was the right choice.