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Shady Pepper Spray Deal

Posted by Rob on Friday, 12 February, 2010

I was walking down the aisle between desks at my Dilbert cube job the other day. This co-worker sees me and waves me over to him.

“Hey man…” he whispers.

Playing along, I whispered back “What’s up?”

He looks around cautiously, lowers his head and voice, and whispers “Hey man, do you still sell those self defense products?”

Still playing along, I look side to side cautiously and whisper back “Yeah man, why are we whispering?”

He ignores my question and continues to whisper “Do you think I should buy some pepper spray for my wife?”

I thought it was kind of an odd question so I replied “I don’t know, do you think you should buy your wife some pepper spray?”, and yes I still humored him and whispered.

Smartly, he did answer this question by saying, I mean whispering “Yeah, sometimes she works late, and then stops off at the gym or grocery store. I don’t like her walking alone in the empty parking lots by herself.” I believe that’s about what I made out; I was getting kind of annoyed straining to hear him whisper.

At this point since we were being all secretive and shady drug dealer like, I wished I was wearing a long trench coat so I could look around cautiously and open up one side of the coat, and display my wares like they were stolen or fake Rolex watches. I would have pulled out my smart phone and let him look at the webpage on my phone, but I had let the battery run out overnight and had to leave it in my car charging.

Assuming he wouldn’t be comfortable going over to his cube and typing up the website on his PC since he was already nervous, I suggested that we head out to the parking lot during lunch and I could “hook him up”. There I go again sounding all drug dealer like… no wonder he kept whispering and looking around…

When we got out to my car, I handed him a catalog, and showed him a few items I had on hand. He found a few things he wanted, and another couple things I didn’t have on me that he wanted to order.

“I don’t suppose you take credit cards do you?” he asked.

This was the point I felt it necessary to point out that 1) these products are 100% LEGAL and didn’t need to whisper around about like he was looking for pot, and 2) yes I have a legitimate business, and take cash, check and yes, all major credit cards.

He kind of laughed and indicated he wasn’t exactly sure, but wanted some items to protect himself and his wife in case anything happened just the same.

“Oh, so all of these items aren’t just for your wife who works late?” I wanted to ask, but I figured I tortured this poor soul enough. I figure the lecture about “how carrying self-defense products do not make you less of a man” could wait until next time.

But this whole incident did shed some light on a common misconception some people must have. Self defense products aren’t just for the meek. Men and women can both benefit from arming themselves with pepper spray, stun guns, TASER devices or any other available self defense weapons.

Haven’t they ever seen Dogg the Bounty Hunter? He’s a pretty rough and tough man’s man, and he is always packing a can of Mace defensive spray or a telescopic steel baton… Of course he is willingly putting himself into harm’s way on a regular basis, so you can imagine he would routinely want to make sure he has an advantage.

Also, you won’t find a manly police officer without a firearm, pepper spray, TASER Device or some form of baton or billy club with them at all times while on duty (and probably a couple of those items when he is off-duty).

But even if you are Joe average citizen, it doesn’t mean you won’t find yourself in a compromising situation when you might need to defend yourself or a loved one. You never know, and you’d rather be safe, than sorry.

Be Safe, Be Prepared.

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Robber Calls 911 After Getting Punched in the Face

Posted by Rob on Wednesday, 3 February, 2010

A 43-year-old man got punched in the face while attempting to rob an 83-year-old senior citizen this past Saturday in San Diego, California. It would have been funnier if it was the elderly man doing the punching, but a 35-year-old good Samaritan broke up this crime with a fist-to-face interruption.

The robber got so upset, he called 911 to report the assault on himself.

When the police show up, they figure out what happened and arrested the 43-year-old for abuse of an elderly person and attempted robbery.

The police located the elderly man and confirmed the story that while he was pinned against a wall and the would-be-robber rifled through his pockets, the bystander came to his aid.

Kinda reminds me of a similar story about a year back when another guy shouldn’t have called 911, but did anyways. Something about a man in New Hampshire getting ripped off by a drug dealer, so he calls 911 to report the drug dealer took his money and didn’t give him his drugs. The police showed up, and arrested the man for admitting to trying to buy drugs. I believe the drug dealer got away…

You would think people were smarter than that. At least there weren’t any chicken nuggets involved in these two incidents…

Be Safe, Be Prepared.

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When Seconds Count, the Police are Minutes Away…

Posted by Rob on Wednesday, 6 August, 2008

Here is a scenario for you. You or a loved one is walking down the street, an alley, a parking lot, you pick the locale. One, two or three guys, the number doesn’t really matter, start to verbally accost and threaten physical harm.

You have a standard cell phone. What do you do? Dial the police and hope for the best? Get mugged, beat up, raped, or killed?

Or have you armed yourself with a selection of self defense tools to aid in your survival? I hope that you are not encountering dangerous situations on a regular basis, if you are you may want to modify your daily routine or whereabouts.

But making a conscience decision to carry some pepper spray, a stun gun, a C2 taser, telescopic steel baton or any combination of those and other available self defense weapons to have at your disposal can help sway the odds in your favor. Perhaps you can talk your way out of the situation, which always would be best. Perhaps a cop is just happening to be in the immediate area.

But more realistically, when seconds count, the police are minutes away… Self Defense means just that, defending yourself. Don’t be caught unprepared, waiting for someone to swoop in the rescue. Take matters into your own hands, and buy, practice using, and defend yourself or loved ones quickly and effectively.

So if seconds count and the police are at least a couple minute away, where are they? And don’t say the local donut shop.

Well in the past couple days we have had a few reports of why the police may be too busy to respond at a moments notice, especially in the Florida area.

Last week in Jacksonville, a guy called 911 to complain that a Subway left the sauce off a spicy Italian sandwich. Now this guy was really irate, was asked to leave the restaurant, got locked outside, while he called 911 and the workers called the police. All over a sandwich.

Next we have a guy at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Tampa, who was having some bad luck and called 911 to say the slot machine stole his money. Not just once, but he called a second time once he left to casino. I mean I get ripped off every time I go to the gas station and the pump “steals” my money, but I’m not calling 911 about it.

Then yet another man was arrested after calling 911 during an heated, not serious argument with his brother. He called 911 five times to demand that dispatchers send the police to help sort things out.

All were charged with making a false 911 calls.

Not that long ago I heard at least 2 or 3 stories about some drug dealers and buyers who each were calling 911 after a drug deal went wrong. Now those calls I don’t mind.

So the next time you actually need to call in an emergency, don’t forget you are competing with condiment emergencies, gambling losses and shady drug deals.

Protect yourself and loved ones now. And remember, when seconds count, the police are minutes away…

Yours in Safety,
Rob

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