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Old September 10th, 2009, 03:11 PM   #21
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if someone is after you take any money change etc and throw it on the ground and run, they are usually only concerened with the money they will go after it.

You might want to keep a small stack of singles in your pocket so that you can easily toss it and run like Pokerob said.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 03:13 PM   #22
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I have my CPL or CCW but I am not carrying to work. Here is my reasoning. I wear fitted professional clothes. A gun will not hide in my clothes. I don't want to put one in my purse because the most likely scenario is that someone will mug me for my purse. They aren't going to let me grab the gun out of my purse and I will have just given them a weapon that they can use against me.
I would have given him my stuff no problem but I didnt want him to hurt me. I guess what scared me the most is that he was right there with me. He could have said to me "give me your stuff" but instead he turned and then turned around and came charging at me.
From now on when I am coming back from the gym I am not changing into my professional shoes. I am putting on my running shoes and I can change in my office.
Also I literally didn't have any money on me. If he would have taken the bag he would have gotten a sports bra, a t-shirt from old navy that i got on sale for $5, a pair of ankle socks, and a pair of nikes that I have been running/working out in since June.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #23
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or just let him suck your toes and everyone will be happy.......
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Old September 10th, 2009, 03:19 PM   #24
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Just an option from your good friends at Galco Holster.
Sorry to hear about your encounter, glad everything worked out.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 03:25 PM   #25
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Old September 10th, 2009, 03:30 PM   #26
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You did the right thing. Just make sure you keep your head up and use the busy streets to move around town. Don't take the shortcuts take the long way if it means that there will be vehicle or foot traffic.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 03:37 PM   #27
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my little freind is always with me

id shoot em before id use pepper spray. i used to work with a guy that had never been sprayed in his life and i asked him if hed like to experience it.

he said sure so i pepper spayed him right in the eyes from about 3 feet away. it didnt faze him at all. made his eyes water a little and turned his face red but that was it. just the spray being in the air made my eyes feel like they were on fire.

the point is what if the guy was on meth or something and you sprayed him. would it just piss him off ? or would it put him down?

id say get a freind to go to the y with you and look into a carry permit class. in the mean time pepper spray is a good alternative but be ready to run fast.

here in minnesota just giving up your cash doesnt always seem to make them happy. just a couple weeks ago a guy got robbed in the metro area, they got 40 bucks off him then shot him in the stomach cause he didnt have enuff money for what they wanted.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 03:44 PM   #28
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I'd probably keep some large coins on me and throw them at the guy's head. I'm pretty good at flicking coins.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #29
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Old September 10th, 2009, 04:51 PM   #30
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carry a gun or a plastick bottle of liquor, I bet he would run after that liquor faster than a few ones.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 05:04 PM   #31
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Don't walk around the ghetto alone, that's day one stuff in "Female ghetto training class" .
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Old September 10th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #32
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I have my CPL or CCW but I am not carrying to work. Here is my reasoning. I wear fitted professional clothes. A gun will not hide in my clothes.
It's not fitted down to the ankle is it? Because if its "flared" at the ankle you could get an ankle holster. I know it's not the most convenient place for one, but at least its on your persons. Just a thought.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 05:43 PM   #33
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Buy a clear bag so they can see you don't have anything, oh and don't take your 300 phone with you . Mase and a taser is a good idea.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 05:55 PM   #34
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we have a particularly obnoxious dog repellent that field staff carry on them. not sure if it's also got a scent repellent in it since dog's have much stronger olfactory nerves, but I have seen what it does to a 100lb +/- german shepherd that knocked a gate open and left the property to come after me in the street...

I believe they also make a bear spray, but that too may have an olfactory repellent so neither may suit against a determined meth-head - I honestly haven't ever wanted to try either on myself, or had cause to use it against someone else.

As for the shoe idea, most of the women I have worked with that wore dressy/business attire wore tennis/running shoes just to cross a corporate parking lot. Even if you are not able to outrun someone, you will be more stable/agile than in a pair of leather pumps, or heels.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 05:59 PM   #35
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Old September 10th, 2009, 06:04 PM   #36
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Old September 10th, 2009, 06:12 PM   #37
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Put a can of carb. cleaner in you workout bag. When you feel uneasy just pull out the can. Carb. cleaner will stop humans & animals.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 06:38 PM   #38
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ccw or pepper spray at least.. shitbags prey on women cause they're too much of a coward to take a on man.. Needless to say ive just as many women as men that can handle themselves... also try to carry your keys between your finger in dangerous areas..
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Old September 10th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #39
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Old September 10th, 2009, 07:52 PM   #40
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I have worked in ghettos 4 out of 5 days a week for over 10 years. A lot of the crazy people I see would not be affected by pepper spray, mace or a taser.

I still think you would be wise to carry one of the above. You never know if the guy is your average crazy or a crackhead. Carry a small lead pipe in your gym bag.

Personally if Casey were in your position I would have her carry a small gun or a knife. I have a knife on me at all times. I would rather her shoot the piece of trash than him even get the chance to get within 10 feet of her.

You could always unchain your husband from the furnace and have him escort you.

Glad you are OK.
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