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Originally posted by seagull
Dude (?). Your guardian angel was wide awake...
I'm not sure what local ordanances come into play in Brooklyn, but a concealed carry permit would be advisable for you. Especially as you have to go out to properties like that.
Yes...I'd be buying your guardian angel a brew of his/her choice...whew!!!
Glad your ok.
Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
The guy who has the best plan almost always wins. Improvising gets you killed. Lucky for you, the guy with the knife was improvising, too.
Originally posted by kozmo
You can, but NYC is not going to make is easy for you. Visit the following (Sorry mods - hyperlinking feature doesn't seem to be working): www.ci.nyc.ny.us... for the types and reasons for permissable concealed carry in NYC.
Originally posted by thematrix
You might think I'm mad, but primarely being able to understand what they were saying can make a difference (could be the guy was asking you the time or directions or something and perceived your non understanding as a racially based ignoring of him) and secondarely, talking to them can buy you time.
Originally posted by elevatedone
asking the time or directions with a machete in his hands... I don't think so.
But I do understand what you're saying, just wouldn't have worked in this situation.
Originally posted by citizen smith
Good to know your safe Hikix!
A tactic I used for many years while living in the city was to carry 'muggers cash'. The strategy is (and this has worked a treat the two occaisions I have had to use it) to throw the handful of coins at your assailant and then run like the wind!
The impact of coins flung in the face is going to stun for a few seconds, also, the mugger had to make the decision whether to pick up the few pounds in coins or chase you down, in which case you'll have at least a good 200yard head start.