So seein's how we're on a roll with 'gunpoint' stories...here's mine...
A number of years back I'm driving in my car with a lady friend. It was pretty late and we were headed back to my place to hang out for a while after
a movie. On the way home I decided to pull into this liquor store/bar. (In Wyoming package liquor stores were many times also bars). I pull up to
the drive in window (liquor stores also have drive up windows), but the window was made for trucks and it's too high for my car. So I get out of my
car and ring the bell.
After a few moments the attendant opens the window and I tell her what I want. She gets my stuff and I give her a $20 bill. She goes off to get my
change. As I'm standing there, between my car and the building, this guy walks up behind me, pushes my back a couple times and mumbles something.
Without even turning around, I reached around behind me and gently pushed this dude back and said "hold on a second, dude, I'm just getting my
I hadn't even seen this dude walk up behind me, but I just figured it was some dude in a hurry. The whole time I'm talking to my
girlfriend in the car, just idle talk. Next thing I know this dude behind jabs me with his finger in the right kidney area and says something, but I
can't understand him. Again, without turning around, I stiff armed this dude and gave him a good shove and told him "Get back!"
The gal is taking a while to come back with my change, so I turn around and look at this dude behind me. Well, what I thought was his finger jabbing
me in the back was really a .357 revolver, and when I turned around he had it pointed directly at me, motioning me out of the way!!
Now, it's true what they say about how people do the weirdest stuff under extreme situations, and my case was no different. By now my girlfriend has
also seen this dude and she's coiled up in terror in the front seat, afraid to breathe. Right about then the attendant opens up the window with my
change. So what did I do??? Heh, I told the dude with the gun to "just hang on a second while I get my change
", whereupon I casually turned
around and took my change and proceeded to start getting into my car. As I did that, the attendant saw the guy behind me had a gun, so she starts
screaming bloody murder. I stuck my change in my pocket, got in my car, put on my seat belt and pulled out lot. I kid you not!!
I got about 50 yards down the road and just about passed out when the full reality of what had just happened hit me. By this time my girlfriend was
hysterical. So I spun a u-turn and sped back over there. There was a convenience store as part of the bar/liquor store, so I went inside real fast
and told them to call 9-1-1 and the cops were there in seconds.
Note: I was actually armed that night (in my car), but for some reason I didn't personally feel like I was in danger, and not being an LEO myself I
figured I'd let the authorities handle it. I probably would have been within my rights to drop this dude, but I didn't.
Fortunately, no shots were fired and the guy was taken into custody without incident.
Epilogue - Turns out this guy was very drunk and had been ejected from the bar earlier for causing trouble. He'd apparently gone out to his truck to
sleep it off for a while, and then when he woke up he decided to return with a gun to settle the score from earlier. I really did just happen to be
in his way.
By the time the whole thing was almost over yours truly was shaking so bad I could barely sign my own name. I guess it was the possibilities of what
have happened which was the worst part.
True story too.
edit on 11/12/2017 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)