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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 09:51 PM
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Kid pulled a knife on me today. He now wishes he hadn't.
That wasn't any fun for me, but it was less for him. had been a nice day, up till then.

Redstone
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Random_Australian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 09:53 PM
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1. Hmmm..... explain please..... How are you both btw? n/t
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:11 PM
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6. I was shooting pool at the Rec Center here in town. There were a half-
dozen teenagers sitting at one of the tables, and one of them must have been huffing glue or something; the kids in this town are for the most part good kids and real polite. But this one was "fuck this, fuck that, fuck the other motherfucking thing" loudly, and when the woman who works at the rec center went over and told him to leave (there were younger kids in the room too), he told her "fuck you, bitch," and pushed her. I walked over and said "you need to leave now" and he took one of those retracting flat box-cutter things out of his pocket and said "fuck you too" while coming toward me, so I speared him in the gut with the pool cue, then broke the fat end of the cue across his face. He dropped like a stone, the cops came and took him to the hospital, asked everyone questions, thanked me for making sure he didn't cut anyone though at the same time telling me I should have called them first, like there was time for that. I checked later and he only has a broken nose so at least I didn't crack his skull, and I'm glad for that. It's been a long damn time since I've done anything like that and it was indeed self-defense, there wasn't a damn thing else I could have done, but still did not make for the best day. Thanks for listening.

Redstone
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:13 PM
Response to Reply #6
9. Creatures like that ought to be sent to gitmo for life+20.
They have no place in America.

Glad you're okay, but that little cretinous freak will undoubtedly embellish the course of events and try to make things a living hell for you.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:24 PM
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18. There were about twenty people who saw the whole thing and told the
cops, and the cops wrote everything down, so I don't expect any problems.

I'm going to buy a little spray-thing of Mace tomorrow and put on my keychain.

Redstone
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:27 PM
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20. Careful with that mace stuff
If people are drunk enough, or stoned enough, or mad enough, it doesn't even slow them down. Also, if you punch someone after you mace them, your hand will hurt like hell for a long time.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 08:21 PM
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70. Naw..
... it sounds to me like the guy got exactly what he had coming.

I bet he'll think twice before threatening the next guy.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:13 PM
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10. Oh my, Redstone!
That cannot have been any fun, but good on you for handling things with that kid. You can be in my corner any day of the week!
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:13 PM
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11. Asshole in corner pocket...
Good that you got involved man. He'll hopefully think twice about pulling a stunt like that again.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:31 PM
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22. "Asshole in the corner pocket." Damn, it would have been real
Clint Eastwoodian of me to have said that, wouldn't it? Great line. Wish I had thought of it. But the best I could come up with was "someone want to get some paper towels?"

Redstone
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:42 PM
Response to Reply #22
25. the good lines always come afterwords, believe me
brain shuts the witty part off when the fisty part comes online
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 08:50 AM
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42. Such a practical and calm person you are!
I hope if I am ever in a difficult spot you happen to wander by. You really are a good man in a crisis!
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:14 PM
Response to Reply #6
12. Sheesh.
Have a couple of beers on me, 'kay?
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:28 PM
Response to Reply #6
21. shit
Edited on Sat Mar-18-06 10:29 PM by Whoa_Nelly
You can call it a day now.

Glad you're here hanging in the Lounge :hug:

BTW--You did what I would have done.

Two young guys sneaked into my house years ago during the day in a burglary attempt. I was there with two little kids I had living with me temporarily who were, fortunately, taking naps.

I jumped up, yelled, "What the hell do you think you're doing?", then I grabbed my camping hatchet that was on a nearby shelf and chased them all the way down the alley.

They got away, but were caught later. Turns out one of them had just been released from jail for rape of an 80-year old woman.

Sometimes you have to react, and you try to get it right the first time.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 08:24 AM
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41. If he's dumb enough to come at a big guy who is holding a pool cue
he's asking for everything he gets. :crazy:
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 09:17 AM
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44. First of all, I'm glad you're alive
This isn't some bullshit thing like when I was in high school and one of my buddies pulls a knife on me just fucking around. I knew he was just fucking around but I grabbed his hand, ducked under his arm, twisted the weapon away from him, and snapped off the blade in one of the lockers. I was 17 then.

This is probably where I part ways with some of the DU crowd. I am licensed to carry CCW in my state and given the scenario described, I would have drawn and tried to clear some distance by backing away. For one thing, I'm no longer 17 and defending myself with a pool cue stick against a knife would be pretty much touch and go.

Pepper spray is for some drunk asshole that won't leave you alone. And forget about the keychain pepper spray stuff, carry something about the size of a small flashlight if you are going to carry it at all.

Two of my closest friends have been forced to defend themselves with firearma. One one the street and one is his home.

That guy with the boxcutter makes one step towards me, and I'm unloading. God help me.

Cops would do no different. My days of fighting with cue sticks are long gone.



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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 02:25 PM
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61. So are you "unloading" for center mass or are you shooting to
wound, aka a shot in the leg to disable the attacker?

Because if you're unloading a magazine into someone with a boxcutter you're an asshole.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 08:18 PM
Response to Reply #61
69. Stop watching so many movies
Shooting someone in the leg? Why not simply shoot the knife out of his hand? As I said, I would have "tried to clear some distance by backing away." The first rule of thumb is distance.

We'll have to disagree but I think the guy threatening people with a knife is the asshole. Two of my closest friends have been forced to defend themselves with firearms. It isn't a fucking game.

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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 09:22 AM
Response to Reply #6
46. Wow. I am so glad you are okay.
And doubly glad that you are on my side. :hug:
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 09:26 AM
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48. Kick for your violent tendencies
God Bless you, Redstone.

Dont be a bully. Dont be a victim. But never be witness to a victim being bullied.

:yourock:
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 10:10 AM
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52. I admire the application of minimal necessary force.
I'm glad no one was seriously injured, and that the aggressor took it all. Hope he can learn from it.
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Radio_Guy Donating Member (875 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 10:59 AM
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55. I agree with the police
They should have been called first. Violence never solves anything. Now the kid will be looking for you. I hope this doesn't excalate.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 01:50 AM
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74. I understand that self defense is where I part ways with the party
They should have been called first. Violence never solves anything. Now the kid will be looking for you. I hope this doesn't excalate.

If I am armed at the time, I drawing and backing away and calling for someone to call the cops. I'm not an officer but my work involves riding around with law enforcement officers. I am trained and licensed to carry CCW. I swear to God I hope I never have to use it. There is something called the 21 foot rule. Feel free to google it. That is the distance at which a subject can wound or kill a LEO before he can defend himself.

"It's just a boxcutter, not a real knife."

We have several major arteries and veins pretty close to the surface. Amnd even just manually defending myself against someone with "just a boxcutter" could result in serious damage to my hands, severed tendons, etc. Career ending injuries.

In this case, pepper spray is not an option. The first priority when dealing with an edged weapon is distance. Ask any LEO. I can't effectively shoot pepper spray from 21 feet. Pepper spray is for instances when lethal force is not reaquired. But anyone who carries a firearm should also carry pepper spray because it allows you to moderate your response.

The cold harsh reality is that there teally are monsters out there, And they are walking on two legs. This guy in the pool room may or may not qualify as a monster, but if he's threatening me or my own with a lethal weapon, I'm going to defend myself.

Feel free to kick me out here.

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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 05:53 PM
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67. The cops lose the benefit of the doubt on this one...
...yes, in a perfect world, this thing would have been "slowly developing," and you (or the woman that got pushed) could have called them and waited for them to arrive.

This kid was asking for it, and he got it. Hopefully he's smart enough to not look for "payback" (and the cops are smart enough to keep a close eye on the rec center for the next couple of weeks).

:patriot:
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 06:05 PM
Response to Reply #6
68. Is your real name Joe Halpin? Or Steve Collins? Or Martin Wheeler? Or...
Danny Lerner? Or Kevin Moore? Or Anthony Hickox? Or Paul de Souza?

That would explain why movies starring this fellow tend to suck as of late.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 09:06 PM
Response to Reply #68
72. No, none of the above. Why? (Your link didn't work.)
Redstone
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Fredda Weinberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 09:53 PM
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2. Deep breath, philosophical outlook, tomorrow ...
is another day. Best wishes.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:08 PM
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3. Does this happen often?
Not your kid, right?
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Blue Diadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:09 PM
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4. Glad you're ok Redstone,
:hug:
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:10 PM
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5. Can he breathe without help?
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:12 PM
Response to Reply #5
7. Only through his mouth. See above.
Redstone
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:16 PM
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14. OK. Got it.
I hope you're not too stressed over the incident. It takes a while for the adrenaline to settle out...

With some luck, you may have done him a favor and woken him up before he did something more destructive. One can hope...
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Ron Mexico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:13 PM
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8. If he can walk and breathe without assistance, then
you were nicer to him than I'd have liked you to be. I commend you on your restraint and am glad you're okay.
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lavenderdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:15 PM
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13. I am so glad you are OK and the lady too...
That was quick thinking on your part to use the pool cue to your advantage. Kudos to you!
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:17 PM
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15. Damn, don't have to remind you to watch you back for a bit
Glad your reflexes are still good ;)

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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:19 PM
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16. Well done Redstone, ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
And I can't lose the guy who helped me with my now infamous sig pic!

(Thanks again for that by the way!)
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:20 PM
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17. Good job, my dear Redstone!
You are very cool in a fight.......And that is a very good thing, IMHO!

I sure hope he learned his lesson...but I rather doubt it....

:yourock:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:27 PM
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19. When it happens that fast, there's no cool or not cool. It just happens.
Edited on Sat Mar-18-06 10:29 PM by Redstone
Does that make sense to you?

Redstone
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:41 PM
Response to Reply #19
24. It sure does make sense!
But I still stand by what I said....You are cool in a fight!

Because you have it built into you......INTO! And that's why it just happens.....

:hug:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 11:04 PM
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30. And I got to get away with not having to explain it. See #26 below.
Not the kind of thing you want to go home and say "Honey, guess what I did today!"

Full disclosure is desirable in the abstract, but sometimes not in the reality. I touched on that briefly when we talked the other day. Though Mrs R does know about what I told you about, because she's the first one I EVER told about that, it's not something we discuss frequently.

I'm rambling, aren't I? I think this will have to be enough of this for one night. I don't like violence very much, even though it's been too much a part of my life at certain periods. That sentence is a grammatical hash, but I bet you understand it.

I'm going to go out for a walk.

Redstone
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 09:36 AM
Response to Reply #30
49. I think that Calif. Peggy is right . You handled yourself cooly.
Once that adrenaline gets flowin, it is hard to control it. I would have had a hard time not givin the kid on more wack with the cue once he was down.
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mongo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 02:17 PM
Response to Reply #19
58. Well said
Glad you're OK. The world doesn't have enough people like you.

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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:39 PM
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23. OMG. My poor Redstone.
Glad everyone--except the criminal--is okay.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:51 PM
Response to Reply #23
26. Fortunately, my son was outside playing on the swings with his
friends and wasn't in the room. He came in later and asked why the police cars had been in the parking lot and I told him someone had fallen down and hurt themself, which neatly got me out of having to tell Mrs R what happened, because she worries so about me, and I'd have gotten a lecture, not that I'm complaining about her (you know I'd never do that) but she worries and I don't need to be worried over, mention a knife and she'd freak (though just a bit and in a good way) because she knows my past and how I, well, the psychiatrist called it "a pathological lack of fear" which, I guess is not a desirable trait to possess...best we keep some things to ourselves and I'd rather do that about this. I've been cut with a knife before and would just as soon I didn't again.

You're a good friend.

Redstone
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mongo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 02:21 PM
Response to Reply #26
59. "a pathological lack of fear"
Doesn't have to be a bad thing... It all depends on how and when it serves you.



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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:52 PM
Response to Reply #23
27. And who knows, maybe the kid'll learn a lesson?
It could happen...I fear it's not likely--but it is possible. Then perhaps this day would be worth it.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:53 PM
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28. Wow, I'm glad you're OK and he didn't pull a gun, instead.
situations like that can spin outa control real fast, as you so obviously discovered.

But I tell you what, if anything like that ever went down when I was around you, I'd want YOU in MY corner, friend. :thumbsup:

:hug:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 11:10 PM
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31. I'll always be in your corner.
Redstone
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:57 PM
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29. Good job, Redstone.
If I'm ever in that kind of spot, I hope I can handle myself like you did.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 11:50 PM
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32. Sorry this happened to you, Redstone.
:hug:

I know it was in self-defense, but it is never pleasant to be put in such a position or to be forced to have to hurt someone. :hug:

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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 11:55 PM
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33. It's not fun. It really isn't. Thought I'd not have to do this at my age.
Violence is a young man's game. But when it happens, it's there.

I'm going to try to sleep soon. Thank you for being here.

Redstone
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 11:57 PM
Response to Reply #33
34. I'm always here for you,
just like I know that you are always there for me.

Sleep well. :hug:

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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 12:03 AM
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36. I clicked on the link in your sig line. Are you S.D.M.?
If so, may I say, whoa. With all due respect, of course.

It's late and I'm tired and I've had a long day, but still, whoa.

Redstone
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 12:10 AM
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37. No, that is not me.
I have the link in my signature so folks can see more images of Katrina's wrath and can see how others have helped here.

I'm just a simple paralegal in a small office, nothing "whoa" here.

Please go get some rest. :hug:

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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 12:23 AM
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38. I will. Right now, before I faux pas again.
Redstone
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 12:26 AM
Response to Reply #38
39. No faux pas
Simple mistake, no harm, no foul.

Good night, sweet friend. :pals:

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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 12:03 AM
Response to Reply #33
35. Sleep well, Redstone...
I'm glad you were able to bring the situation under control. I hope you don't have problems like this again. And I hope that kid learns how to face his anger without acting upon it.

Peace, my friend... :beer:
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 08:15 AM
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40. Sorry to hear that your day was like that, dude....
:hug: Glad you taught the kid a lesson, but what a way to have to do it. Hope you slept well and are doing better today.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 09:17 AM
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43. You're looking at a lawsuit.
Delete Post 6.
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 09:49 AM
Response to Reply #43
51. He was attacked. It was self-defense. Sounds like there were...
plenty of witnesses.

I doubt Redstone's gonna worry too much about a lawsuit. That idiot kid's damn lucky to have only gotten his nose broken.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 02:27 PM
Response to Reply #43
62. He wasn't the initial physical aggressor
The only party looking at a lawsuit is the Rec Center since they have a higher threshhold of responsibility to maintain order
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 05:31 PM
Response to Reply #62
64. He walked over with a poolstick in his hand.
It doesn't take much to file a suit.

Delete the post.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 10:01 PM
Response to Reply #64
73. Of course he did...he was shooting pool
it ain't that easy...he's fine and doesn't need to delete the post...he wasn't the initial physical aggressor and there are witnesses to that fact
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Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 09:19 AM
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45. I was almost charged one time for beating the shit out of two teens...
...who attacked my car with my ex-wife and kids (4 & 6 at the time) while we were parked at a store. I guess I had pulled in front of them too slow or something on the way there and as soon as we pulled into a parking space they parked their car behind me blocking us in. They were both on my side kicking my door and pounding on the glass. I jumped out and it was literally the two hit, I hit you you hit the floor, type deals. They got up a couple of times and tried to get me but I'd bust them in their face again and they'd hit the ground. When they got up for the last time to leave I left them alone and let them drive off. We called the cops and a half hour later they were there too with cops saying that I had assaulted them first for no reason. The cops told me that even if they had started the events that I had acted more in retaliation than in self defense and were considering charges against me when all of a sudden the driver's dad showed up, apologized and asked if me and my family were okay, told the cops his son was a punk and somebody had needed to knock that big old chip off his shoulder. You wouldn't believe how bad the cops wanted top arrest me though, not even the protests and accounts from my ex would persuade them. The kid's dad finally protested enough for them to finally let us go and get out groceries after almost an hour and a half. I heard from the father later that night where he apologized again and despite his kid, (never heard from the other's parents) and his wife's protesting, he was taking away and selling the punk's car the next day.

Glad your okay, you're a stand-up guy, we need more like you but apparently law enforcement doesn't think so.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 09:23 AM
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47. I was mugged by a couple of kids with knives
I'm glad that you are okay
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 09:48 AM
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50. I am glad you are ok
And I hope they charge him with assault with a deadly weapon. He needs to get into the system and get some help before he becomes an adult. I hope it is not too late for him.

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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 10:44 AM
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53. After reading what happened
I can say that
1. Glad you're okay, and the kid will be too, hopefully scarred but smarter;
2. Glad you were there. God knows what MIGHT have happened were it someone with a less-cool head than you;
3. Glad his "friends" were wiser than to get involved, as well;

Good show!
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 10:51 AM
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54. I'm glad you're okay
You handled it about as well as possible under the circumstances (like there's time to call the cops first when the heat's on!) It's also a very good thing your son wasn't around - like you said, fewer explanations required.

Go get some sleep. You did good. :hug:
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 11:22 AM
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56. man, I hate it when some asshole ruins an otherwise fine day
What a bummer. Glad nobody got seriously hurt, at least.
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 11:24 AM
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57. I wish you would have stabbed him in his vicious little heart with the
stick....just sayin'
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 02:22 PM
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60. So glad you were not injured.
That kid has serious problems.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 02:29 PM
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63. Wow.
Thank you for taking quick action to protect that woman, and everyone else in there. Sometimes, doing the right thing feels awful - but you're not a violent person, and this case was clearly an exception to the path of non-violence I would advocate.

Rest up, and don't be surprised if there's some psychological residue for a couple of days.

:hug:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 08:24 PM
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71. Yes, rev, thanks for that observation. It did feel odd to go back there
today I take my kid there every Saturday and Sunday when it's too cold to ride bikes), but there were different people working, and none of them gave me the hairy eyeball, and none of that group of teenagers was there either so it worked out OK. What's so bizarre is as I said that the kids in this town tend to be shockingly polite to adults and good kids in general; the high school even requires they all do a community-service project before graduating.

Bad dreams last night recalling other things buried for long years. Tonight should be better,yes? Why is it that I do not feel entirely comfortable with having done what I did so quickly, no thought, just done and done; that bothers me more than the whole meta-package of the occurrence, questions about alternative actions, etc. Just action/reaction, almost on a spinal-reflex level without brain involvement. That's a young man's game and I played that game once already and once was more than enough. Damn.

Redstone
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 05:42 PM
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65. Hope the Punk
learned something.
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 05:44 PM
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66. Hope the punk
learned something.
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