Has anyone ever been robbed? 38 replies

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Pethegreat VIP Member

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#1 7 years ago

Has anyone here ever been robbed or had someone attempt to rob you?

Someone tried to rob me last night and failed. I was walking back to my car after my last day of college classes forever. Got to my car and was loading a bag and a poster into the back seat. I got a tap on my shoulder, turned around and was staring down the barrel of a gun. The guy told me to give him my money. I stood there for what seemed like 30 seconds but was probably closer to 5 seconds. I saw another guy coming up and decided to act. I opened the driver's side door, hopped in, and locked it before the guy could do anything about it. After I got in he and his buddy ran off.

Called the cops and talked with them for about 20 minutes. They caught the guys(obviously both black), but I could not confirm it was them 100% because they changed clothes after they ran.

The few people I have talked to about this said I should have given them my money($30) rather than get shot. All they have done for me is make me feel like more of a boss because I gave them nothing and did not get shot or assaulted.

Needless to say I am going to be taking advantage of the CCW permit system in the US in the near future.




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#2 7 years ago

Why should we know they are obviously both black? Not sure when crime became isolated to just the blacks.

And yeah you probably should have just given them your money. You're damn lucky you don't have a bullet in you right now.




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#3 7 years ago
Pethegreat;5592730They caught the guys(obviously both black

:lulz:

Anyway. Crazy story, although it seems just crazy to risk my life for $30, I guess it depends on the situation and my chances for getting shot in the face.




Red Menace

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#4 7 years ago

Never at gunpoint, however, my wallet recently fell out of my pocket in a parking lot (or at least I think it did, heard something fall, looked around and saw nothing). I drove home and realized I didn't have it, drove back, and it was never seen again.


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#5 7 years ago
Red Menace;5592734Never at gunpoint, however, my wallet recently fell out of my pocket in a parking lot (or at least I think it did, heard something fall, looked around and saw nothing). I drove home and realized I didn't have it, drove back, and it was never seen again.

The parking lot stole your wallet; apparently not surprising since most parking lots are black.




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#6 7 years ago
Why should we know they are obviously both black? Not sure when crime became isolated to just the blacks.

You turn on the news in my area and 75% of the criminals in the news are black. The other %25 is Sandusky getting charged with boning another boy.

although it seems just crazy to risk my life for $30, I guess it depends on the situation and my chances for getting shot in the face.

Giving them the cash just proves that they can point a gun at just about anyone and get money.

They were cowards. If they wanted my money badly enough they would have shot me first.




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#7 7 years ago

Just having a gun won't do jack shit for you if you can still get caught completely unaware of the guy behind you with a gun. Go ahead and get a CCW. But focus on developing your situational awareness.

Also, not wanting to go to jail for murder is a fairly common thing. Some people draw a big line between armed robbery and murder. Or they don't. Either way, their interest is to convince you to give them the money with a minimum of struggle, and it is in your interest to comply, if you ever are caught in such a situation again. You are not a telepath. The information from college, now stored firmly in your brain, is worth a lot more than $30. Do what you can to be sure that your brain doesn't leak out of your head.

I'd possibly take a different approach if I wasn't within shoulder-tapping range. However, this was not the case for you. In my opinion what you did was incredibly foolish, and could well have gone very badly. You are not A BOSS! because you defied an armed man. Because you defied an armed man at arm's length over $30, I'm gonna be viewing you as kinda dumb, at least until I forget about this thread.




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#8 7 years ago

Had my wallet stolen once back in college. Left it on a chair by mistake and went back a few minutes later when I realized it was not in my pocket. It was long gone.




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#9 7 years ago

I hope you were pretty damn sure they were cowards, and not just betting on it, most cars aren't exactly going to protect you from bullets.

Someone actually tried to rob me once, but it was more surreal than dangerous. This fat gypsy kid, bigger than me, but horribly out of shape, asked me to give my phone to him. In the middle of the city, in broad daylight in the early afternoon. It was summer and the market square area was unusually packed with people, maybe that was his escape plan, or a way to conceal himself and the group of gypsy men backing him up, but it seemed strangely stupid. Now my phone at the time, as always, was badly outdated and worth nearly nothing, but it had all my phone numbers on it, so I didn't want to donate it to him. Surprisingly he pushed me, which I didn't expect him to dare to do, but I told him I'd call the police if he continued the robbery. In that moment a police van passed on the street, and he gave up. I left, but stupidly enough felt sorry for the boy who probably got badly beaten by his family for failing the robbery, and didn't call the police. Maybe getting caught would have helped him realize that he had other career options than street crime if he didn't drop out of middle school. :(

Had I been robbed by one of his trainers I probably would have given him both my phone and my wallet, it's a well known fact that adult gypsies who have chosen careers in crime are not only highly volatile, but also carry at the very least a knife, and often also an illegal firearm.




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#10 7 years ago

Delete, please. The forums have digestive issues again.