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Anglin_AZ
12-31-2012, 17:23
The day after Christmas my dad was walking to his car outside our restaurant and a guy approaches him rambling something about the adjacent store. As it was told to me, my dad, being a social guy, stops to engage in conversation. Mid sentence the guy reaches around his back and starts tugging as if he was trying to pull something out. Startled my dad steps back and ask the guy what he is doing. The guy keeps tugging and tells my dad he's trying to pull out a knife. My dad tells the guy "if you pull out that knife, I'm going get my gun" (my dad doesn't carry a gun). Then the guy asks "you have a gun"? To which my dad replies, "yes, now give me your knife". The guys pulls the knife out and hands it over to my dad. My dad pops open his trunk throws the knife in there and tells the guy to get lost and the guy leaves!

I'm hearing this and all I could think is WTF! I don't know what to think. Either my dad is a badass, very lucky or both.

Raleigh Glocker
12-31-2012, 17:25
I vote "cool under pressure." Luck always helps, but he probably fared better than if he tried to run away.

gtrcivic
12-31-2012, 17:25
Dad lucked out. Being that close, it could have been bad. I'd suggest your dad get a gun and ccw permit as well. With the way the country is, better to be safe than sorry.

Dalton Wayne
12-31-2012, 17:25
Tell you dad to start carrying that gun hes very lucky this time.

Anglin_AZ
12-31-2012, 17:31
That's what confuses me because every once in a while I'll buy two guns and give him one but he doesn't want to carry. Maybe now he'll change his mind. I hope!

Dragoon44
12-31-2012, 17:33
Your dad can keep it together under stress and think on his feet.

janice6
12-31-2012, 17:42
Good for your dad. He had nothing to lose by bluffing, and everything to win. Sometimes you win. Having the balls to pull it off is a credit to him.

Now, talk him into carrying. sometimes the BG doesn't care if you have a gun.

dango
12-31-2012, 17:57
Don't surprise me at all ! Your Dad must have major confidence through life's experience ! Bravo ! To bad he won't carry though , some evil people out there .

*ASH*
12-31-2012, 18:03
know your surrounding , look BEFORE ENTERING PARKING LOT . my wife used think i was paranoid , but i scan all my surroundings and lights , and dark areas .

if he wont carry a gun get him some pepper spray.
and when leaving any store i wont let anyone walk out behind me . i stop and blade and even circle back .

BEER
12-31-2012, 18:36
you need to explain to your dad just how bad that situation would have been if the jackass had called his bluff. he's damned lucky he tangled with an amateur and not a real thug.

afterwards teach your dad the greatest line i've ever heard. "son whatever you pull better be made of chocalate because i promise you you're gonna eat it."

lol

Keoking
12-31-2012, 18:41
This sounds like a story line in Justified.

RedTop
12-31-2012, 19:02
Tell your dad to start carrying that gun he's very lucky this time.

Yep! :thumbsup:

HarleyGuy
12-31-2012, 19:21
Anytime no one gets stabbed or shot is a win/win!

Your Dad kept his cool and did very well.

G17Jake
12-31-2012, 19:26
Is your dad a poker player?

Bruce M
12-31-2012, 19:40
Luck, skill, a good bluff, command presence, perhaps some combination of all. Glad to hear it worked out in his favor.

Fox
12-31-2012, 20:21
It was a mistake to have the perp get close enough to hand over a knife. You dad could have been cut up before he could have drawn a gun if he had one.

It would have been better to tell the perp to just drop the knife and walk away.

oldman11
12-31-2012, 20:37
Tell you dad to start carrying that gun hes very lucky this time.
I'll second that.

Anglin_AZ
12-31-2012, 20:41
Is your dad a poker player?

He's 70. Semi retired businessman. Spent many years pastoring a church. Pretty mellow character as I known him for 40 years but my grandma would tell me he was a troublemaker and hustler in his younger days. I guess that's the street instinct that kicked in for him.

I take him shooting with me and my boys. I've even geared him up to carry but he says he doesn't need to. When they were telling me the story he asked if I was carrying so I think now he is thinking about it.

We had one of our employees get mugged earlier in the year walking home. But that is another story.

Anglin_AZ
12-31-2012, 20:43
It was a mistake to have the perp get close enough to hand over a knife. You dad could have been cut up before he could have drawn a gun if he had one.

It would have been better to tell the perp to just drop the knife and walk away.

I agree, that's why I was like WTF!

TBO
12-31-2012, 21:04
Did he report it to law enforcement?

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itstime
12-31-2012, 21:20
Nuff said here already. Your dad is lucky. Could have turned out way worse.

lunarspeak
12-31-2012, 21:32
your pop was brave but also alittle foolish..that worked this time with a nut that prob really had no plan or wanted anything from him...next time it could be some guys that think he is carrying money and wont give him time to charm or confuse them..

he needs to be carrying or you be there to walk him to his car.

fireguy129
12-31-2012, 21:40
was it a decent knife?

Kevin108
12-31-2012, 21:50
Yeah, right! Have you ever had a decent knife that was hard to present?

rednoved
12-31-2012, 21:59
So your dad robbed a guy?

mixflip
12-31-2012, 22:16
The bad part about a gun bluff...is what do you do if they call your bluff?

Thank God your dad was lucky but I would say if you live in Arizona...why not just get your CCW permit? Az is a great gun friendly state. No excuse not have one in my opinion.

ctrl
12-31-2012, 22:43
The bad part about a gun bluff...is what do you do if they call your bluff?

Thank God your dad was lucky but I would say if you live in Arizona...why not just get your CCW permit? Az is a great gun friendly state. No excuse not have one in my opinion.

Permit not required to CCW. :supergrin:

certifiedfunds
12-31-2012, 22:51
So your dad robbed a guy?

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Gray_Rider
01-02-2013, 22:02
Sounds very lucky to me....I once reached for my AMT .380 DAO while facing a car load of good old boys who wanted a chunk of old Gray's hide pretty badly. They realised I didn't go into that pocket after a Snickers bar and my glare didn't fade an iota when my hand closed around empty air. I had left my .380 on the dresser that evening....
They suddenly remembered leaving the iron on at home and drove off into the night, but I count that as a VERY close call. I feel I was lucky too!

A long and loud Rebel Yell to you and your brave dad!

Gray_Rider

Caver 60
01-02-2013, 22:35
Did he report it to law enforcement?

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So your dad robbed a guy?

If the bad guy called first, that could well have been the story. Next time call 911 ASAP.

stevemc
01-03-2013, 11:36
He could have been stabbed. I'm trying to picture how he obtained the knife. Did he just reach out for it? That could have easily been the last thing he ever did. Quite foolish if true.

johnd
01-03-2013, 12:31
Before I started carrying I was robbed at knife point while in my car at a red light. It was my own fault for not paying attention to what was going on around me at 0200.
However I grabbed his knife hand and hit the gas and got him up to about 60 before I let him go.
Today Id just shoot anyone who pulls a knife on me

TX OMFS
01-03-2013, 12:32
So your dad robbed a guy?

Yes he did and I would like it back. I was only gonna offer him a slice of my government cheese.

mgs
01-03-2013, 12:48
The bad part about a gun bluff...is what do you do if they call your bluff?

Thank God your dad was lucky but I would say if you live in Arizona...why not just get your CCW permit? Az is a great gun friendly state. No excuse not have one in my opinion.

Gouge their eyes! Kick him in the balls! Most robbers are cowards. It's the druggies you have to worry about. A robbery was just stopped at our bank the other day. Teller gave him $475 in ones. He had a mask on and when customers realized what was happening. They took him to the ground and pulled the mask off and held him down. Police arrived in minutes and hauled him away. Good for the customers! This same bank was robbed 4 weeks ago for same amount but no one stopped the event.

Bren
01-03-2013, 12:55
if true.

About my only thought on it.

jdavionic
01-03-2013, 12:56
Interesting. Your Dad was quite calm and collect (no pun intended).

vart
01-03-2013, 14:40
What town in AZ?

GlockinNJ
01-03-2013, 14:54
Very lucky the guy didn't get the knife out on the first tug.

Paul53
01-03-2013, 16:27
I wasn't there, so I can't say dad shoulda done this or that. I will say your dad is already carrying some brass, though.

Paul53
01-03-2013, 16:29
So your dad robbed a guy?

Lucky the guy doesn't press charges!:rofl::rofl:

PuroMexicano
01-04-2013, 13:21
So your dad robbed a guy?

Well, I think he did. :rofl::rofl::rofl::supergrin:

RussP
01-05-2013, 09:26
So, honestly, your dad never, ever gave you that look?? You know, the one that makes badasses wet their pants?

TBO
01-05-2013, 12:03
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/TheeBadOne/TBO/shared_face.jpg

jdavionic
01-05-2013, 12:11
So, honestly, your dad never, ever gave you that look?? You know, the one that makes badasses wet their pants?

My Dad's in his upper 70s and STILL possesses that look :supergrin:

jbailey8
01-05-2013, 12:21
Yes he did and I would like it back. I was only gonna offer him a slice of my government cheese.

He took your knife too? I paid 300 bucks for that Benchmade!

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G29Reload
01-05-2013, 13:22
I vote "cool under pressure." Luck always helps, but he probably fared better than if he tried to run away.


Or, " nothing to lose"