Scare at my work place

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Scare at my work place

Postby 2farnorth » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:11 am

I work in a small mom and pop retail establishment. Yesterday as I greeted an incoming customer, a 65+ rotund man in bibbed overalls, he loudly stated " I have something to show you" and reached for his left front pocket which was bulging with something large. I moved closer to him and put out my hand to control his hand if it came out with a weapon. As the hand came out I could see that he had a hold of some kind of grip. My pucker factor was really starting to elevate. Then the rest of the item came out and I was able to relax. It was a fairly large retractable pet leash with a green plastic grip. :oops: At that time he noticed my stance, his face slightly reddened, he laughed, and said "I'm sorry but that item is in my back pocket". :roll: He then reached back into the same pocket and pulled out the small item he was wanting to replace.
I won't say if I was carrying or not, but the circumstances with several other customers and a couple of employees close around made use of a gun undesirable. I felt that the only option would have been a takeaway and take down. All options were risky.
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Re: Scare at my work place

Postby schufflerbot » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:36 am

glad it wasn't something malicious, nice job of moving in to reduce the risk of collateral damage. Keep up the vigilance!
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Re: Scare at my work place

Postby Rex B » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:26 pm

Good thing you didn't have to "unleash" on him! "rlol"
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Re: Scare at my work place

Postby fickman » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:56 pm

Well at least he thought it was funny. :lol:
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Re: Scare at my work place

Postby 2farnorth » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:54 pm

schufflerbot wrote:glad it wasn't something malicious, nice job of moving in to reduce the risk of collateral damage. Keep up the vigilance!


I'm glad also. It's amazing how long that 5-7 seconds took to go by. Seemed like slow motion when in progress.

Rex B wrote:Good thing you didn't have to "unleash" on him! "rlol"


Maybe he wanted to put me on the leash :biggrinjester:

fickman wrote:Well at least he thought it was funny. :lol:


One of the other employees (future CHL) saw it also and we had a good laugh afterward. The boss said she saw part of it but didn't think much of it til I explained the part she couldn't see from a couple of feet behind me. The guy's loud voice is what got her attention. We lived and learned....
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