Excaliber wrote:...I hope you also called the police and described the incident as soon as you were at a safe distance. Since they missed you, they would have immediately gone on the hunt for new and more compliant prey.
Excaliber wrote:...Incidentally, it's still not too late to make that call. Investigators looking into robberies in the area may well be able to pick up information they don't yet have from the information you could provide on descriptions, BG tactics, time of day, location, etc. that could help lead to an earlier arrest.
I went by the Police Station today and gave a full accounting and descriptions. They will be on the lookout and patrol that area for the next week or so. Of course, it would have helped if I had immediately reported it.
I also went by the restaurant and met with the manager for about 30 minutes. She was very upset and concerned. They have signs posted that the lot is monitored but, in fact, there are no cameras. I realize the signs could be a deterrent but it seems to me that they are being a bit dishonest with the customers. In any case, she is going to start having an escort available whenever elderly people or single women leave the restaurant from now through the holidays.
All's well that ends well.
Now I need to go practice:
"STOP, DON'T COME ANY CLOSER!"
"CALL 911 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!"