Originally posted by conspiracy nut
i know i'm playing monday morning quarterback here but she should have just gave up her purse. she said she had no money anyway, it is not worth it to
not give up your purse, granted they might have shot her anyway. this story does sound like it has some holes in it, we will see as more info becomes
YES. Should have said something about this ^^ there. Little background on me for the sake of my forthcoming anecdote: I trained in Tae Kwon-Do for
most of my formative years and am fully capable of defending myself against an armed assailant. I've undergone extensive training specifically in
disarming people with various types of weapons.
That said, I lived in Los Angeles when I was 19 years old, and when coming home from my promoting job at about 2:30am or so, I was mugged at gunpoint.
It was my roommate and I and we were approached from behind by two men in their late 20's (their racial background is not important) One of the men
brandished a 9mm and demanded that we turn over all our money. We showed our hands and allowed them to frisk us. During the frisking, both of the
men's hands were occupied and the gun was not visible.
While being searched, I recognized several opportunities which I could have seized, and I am confident it would have been well within my power and
skill to overpower and disarm the one searching me, while putting him between myself and his companion. I DID NOT SEIZE ANY OPPORTUNITIES. We lost our
phones and an iPod, but luckily we were probably poorer than them.
My point in telling this story, is that even though I was confident in my ability to defend myself, I allowed the muggers to take what I had. There
was no money after all, and what if he was good with the gun? Sure it wasn't in his hand, but what if I make a move and he gets to it quicker than I
can? Then I'm in a much more serious situation.
It's not worth your life to argue or reason, you just give them what you have.
Now to bring this back around.
This is a (not trying to be insensitive) less than athletic woman with an infant, against two young men. And one of them has a gun POINTED at her, and
instead of just giving them whatever she had, she says she tells them repeatedly that she doesn't have any money. Perhaps she just thought they
wouldn't do it, but I don't see how anyone can make that risky of a judgment call with their own child in between them and the gun.
There is definitely something off about that.
edit on 22-3-2013 by prostheticmind because: Fixed a misspelling same>sake