posted on Feb, 26 2010 @ 02:36 AM
I have another one for you to Semper. Thought of asking about it a couple of days ago after an "incident", shall we call it, while playing poker
down the road from my place. (And yes, it was all legal, organised and stuff, so don't worry!!!)
If you are threatened by someone, to the extent that you can visibly see that they are really pissed off, and they say to you "I'm gonna kick the #
out of you!!! I should effing kill you!!!", and you think that the guy seems pretty serious, what kind of force could you use to take the guy down
without getting into any trouble with the law????
I only ask because, as I said, I had this happen to me while playing poker the other night. The guy had been acting like an idiot for a while, and I
REALLY don't put up with crap like that, so as usual I turned to the guy and said "Jesus, did you buy that skirt or get it from your wife??? Cause
you really are whinging and bitching like a woman" and it set the guy off. Now when he was going off, I was trying not to laugh at the guy, because
to put it simply, I'm 6'-6'1" and around 240lb in American speak, and this guy would have been almost half a foot shorter than me.
But just how aggro the guy was, and how he was going off, got me to wondering if I dropped him BEFORE he could do anything, would I be then up for
prosecution??? And just another thing, when he was ranting and raving, he actually motioned to take a swing at me. I think he actually thought
otherwise when I didn't move and smirked at him.
So whats the ruling in that case old son???
Edit - Oh and just a little more info, there was about 10 people either playing on the poker table, or hanging around it watching, so there were a few
people that actually saw him going off and saying these things to me. And after him going off for a while, I said "mate, was that a threat or what???
Cause if it was, I can get the cops involved if you really want to" and he started bitching and moaning again, and seeming like he wanted to take a
swing, and he walked off for 5 minutes.
[edit on 26-2-2010 by TerribleTeam2]