posted on Apr, 6 2007 @ 11:12 PM
Well, I am still a little shook up, and more just seeing red than anything.
About an hour and a half ago, I decided to get something to eat down at a local Wendy's. Seeing as I like to listen to talk radio, and Michael Savage
spewing all his spewings, I pulled through the drive thru, got my food, and parked in the lot, kind of to myself. Car running, heat on, it was
snowing, but at least I could listen to the radio. I was about 30 feet from the drive thru window and in their plain sight.
So I'm sitting there eating, and I remembered, thank God, to lock my door. All doors. 9:30 at night in a small town still cannot break my good habit
of always doing so. Life in Atlanta for 15 years will learn you quick. ALWAYS lock your doors when you're in your car.
So after about 10 minutes of being there, things got kind of quiet and dark, with all the drive thru customers gone for the moment.
And that's when this small car pulls up and parks in the second space over to my right. I thought nothing of it. Hey, it a Wendy's in a small town.
Two guys get out of the rear doors and kind of lolligag around, and I still didn't pay them any attention. And that's where I screwed up.
Before I knew what was happening, I felt someone press the doorhandle in and pull on my driver's door real hard. And just about the time I looked out
my left window to stare in the blue eyes of a dude wearing a bandana up to his eyes, I felt a similar click and tug on the passenger side front door,
only to see the other guy trying to get in there.
Oh boy. Then it hit me. These dudes are trying to rob me! Holy crap! Grrrr. Aight. Pissed me off. I thought "They're fuggin lucky I didn't have my
9mm with me." Cause I would most definately be downtown right now on manslaughter charges instead of typing this. So I slam my car in reverse (the
engine was running) and floored it. I never knew a jeep 4.0 had so much power. I whipped the car hard, hoping to slam one of them as I went. But he
got out of the way, and they both headed for the car they came in, got in and pulled out in a hurry. That's when I noticed there were 4 of them.
So then they kind of headed in front of me and turned around in the parking lot and sort of stopped, I suppose probably a bit nervous about where to
go. By that point I was furious and ready to draw blood. So I whipped the car around and headed for them flooring it and fully intended on broadsiding
them hard. I was headed right for them, and at the last second they floored it and just barely avoided me, and they pulled out into traffic, with me
spinning tires all over the place to get behind them. Before I could catch up, they had pulled out into traffic, and dissapeared before I could catch
up to them or see their plate.
Grrr. So then I'm like aight. Cops. I didn't have to drive more than a 1/4 mile and two were pulled over talking in a McDonalds. So I flag them and
tell them about it, and they said, "yup same description as we just got from an attempted robbery just a few miles from here at the mall bout 15
Wonderful. So the cop and I went back to the Wendy's and the guys inside said they hadn't seen a thing. So I filed an incident report, and was on my
Phew. Big city habits may have just saved my life. I guess I'm lucky that I didn't get shot, just for foiling there little scheme. When they saw
they couldn't get in, I believe they just decided to look for an easier target. Little did they know how truely lucky they were I did not have my
Glock with me. Funny thing is, I thought about taking it with me before I left, but said "nah." I would have killed them all or died trying if I'd
of had it. Thank God I didn't in this case.
Little door locks. Life savers.