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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Battle Creek Mi

    Exclamation Buying Fuel in Orlando

    OK I've been traveling around a bit and my Mi CCW is recognized in quite a few states, which is great and have been carrying the whole trip.

    While in the Orlando area (yes I carried in Disney, Universal, and a few more places as well) but this one day I happened to topping off the tank of the PU, the wife was inside spitting in the face of adversity and buying a lottery ticket.

    Already in condition orange I spot a 5'10" 18-20 year old black male that looks like trouble and he is making a very direct line toward my truck from the 1:00. The truck is between me and him so I am in a good position I immediately clear my shirt from the HK and go to the hand at ready position, eyes locked on possible adversary.

    He is only about 3' from the passenger door when he happens to look right at me and I give him a very strong go ahead and make my day stare, at which he notices my stance and makes a very quick course adjustment away from the truck. New Fl castle law and CCW has made a difference in the attitude of the PERP and they are more cautious about their target.
    Last edited by Sheldon; 11-18-2007 at 11:02 PM.

  3. #2
    Way to go Sheldon, SA always counts for so much.

  4. #3
    Good job on being alert! It may have saved you a lot of trouble.

    The only person available to protect you 24 hours a day is you.

  5. #4
    To bad he got away to do it again.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Battle Creek Mi
    Quote Originally Posted by kwo51 View Post
    To bad he got away to do it again.
    Yeah... shooting someone for attempting to commit a crime is just not a good idea.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Florida,Port Richey


    Good looking out.I tell the girlfriend all the time to be aware of her surroundings,because you never know who is watching you and waiting for that opportunity to take advantage.I tell her to sweep the area visually evrytime she goes out as it might save her a bunch of trouble.

  8. #7
    That is the truth Sheldon. I 'm not advocating that,he may have only wanted a light for his joint. Bad guy is bad guy= do it again. He could have been cured then, instead of waiting for next time.

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Battle Creek Mi
    Unfortunately as busy as the Orlando police are they are not interested in a kid that makes a very fast approach to your vehicle and then makes a Hasty retreat when spotted. Their have been a heap of shootings down there as of late, robberies and even a couple of Self defense stories, they were on the news every night when I was down there.

    Oh and one more road story I posted this one as "Justice is Served" on a different forum!!

    I was Driving on the highway with the cruse set at the speed limit + 1 or 2 (SOP), per the GPS it is daylight hours (some of these states take the limit real serious).

    Red Mustang roars by like I am in reverse, 3-4 miles later there he is in the breakdown lane, hood up, smoke rolling.

    Very loud Jap Junk-mobile wings N stuff Blows by, doing a lot more than is allowed, few miles down the road, there he is with the Police have a very expensive discussion about his driving habits.

    Car in right lane doing about 60 in a 70, no signal, suddenly cuts in front, maintains speed, effectively blocking the road. I wait patently behind him for several miles with no change I do a Flash the headlights to pass. He slams on the breaks, then speeds back up. Few more miles and I try again, N he repeats but this time the right lane is clear so I swing on by befoe he can react.

    I know of all the immature stuff I wanted to do but I abided by my primary rules, M CCW so be smarter than them, When someone is stupid either...

    A. Pass them and get far enough away so they can kill someone else.
    B. If A is not available get off the highway and let them get down the road so they can kill someone else.
    C. Always Do a 911 on them, and it went something like this.

    Me "we are on Highway.... westbound... Marker..... Silver Honda license.... Relate incident"
    dispatcher "Can you still see them"
    Me "1/2 mile behind in review"
    dispatcher "we have a officer entering the highway now"
    I watch the review and all of a sudden I see the blue lights come on about 1/2 mile back.
    Dispatcher "we have them thank you" BTY They were still blocking the left lane, road rage I wonder how much that cost them?
    Last edited by Sheldon; 11-20-2007 at 10:24 AM.

  10. Sheldon-
    Good job for being so alert. My job took me to the Orlando area a few years ago and it didn't take long for me to recognize the area as one ripe for bad intentions. It also made me glad that Florida recognizes my CHL there. I suspect that the BGs are used to having plenty of Disney/Universal visitors to prey on - your response was probably a very unwelcome surprise for that young man!

    "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." - Robert A. Heinlein

  11. Orlanda is a high crime area. The police cannot control it. The joke is that the local newspaper is anti CCW. The truth is that every good citizen there should carry.

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