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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)
Wed Mar 21, 2012, 06:37 PM
Hell Hath No Fury (15,196 posts)
11. So very, very true --
I live in SF , in a very multi-ethnic, multi-everything neighborhood. We all know each other, we all keep an eye out for each other.
One night, a young woman coming down the hill hit a neighbor's truck with her car. We all heard it, all poked our noses out the window to see what was up. The driver was freaking out and trying to restart her car and back up the hill to leave -- she was very young and sounded a little drunk. The neighbor whose truck she hit was begging her to shut her car down, because every time she tried to back up she just ended up hitting his vehicle again. Before you know it, another neighbor who is in a rage comes round the corner and walks up to the driver side door of the car, points what looked like a 9mm at the girl and screams and order for her to get out of the car. I am shocked as shit to see this kind of escalation over a frickin' dented fender and especially shocked at who is holding the gun. I knww this neighbor to be a pot-smoking, ultra laid back school teacher, not the snarling freak I was looking at. I grabbed the phone and dialed 911 (turns out cops were on the way anyway, but they hit the sirens when they were told a firearm was involved) afraid that the guy was going to lose his cool and shots were going to be fired. Neighbors start yelling at him to stop, but he rips open her door and grabs her by the hair to pull her out of the car.
There were at least 10 people either watching from the windows or standing nearby the vehicle and we were all but frozen -- not one of us knew how to handle an angry nut with a gun. That girl was one click away from going the way of Trayvon Martin.
Thank the gods the sirens freaked the guy out and he let her go -- he went back to his house, perhaps afraid of being questioned by the cops about what the hell he was doing.
As you said, that story could happen anywhere and -- as in this case -- under a variety of circumstances.
Fear+anger+gun=potential for major disaster
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So very, very true --
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