What do you do?

hollowoutadime

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10pm Saturday, getting onto a single lane freeway fly-over ramp when I see two cars on the narrow left berm, one blocking, looking like an accident. (not uncommon, light rain). leaving the only lane unobstructed, I pull off onto the right hand berm to see if everything was ok.

Looks like an older couple in the "trapped" vehicle", the other driver, a ~25yr old guy was putting his fist thru the windshield then started pummeling the driver's side glass. Bad road rage.

Not wanting to see anyone pummeled, with 9mm in hand out of view, I ask "what the fuck is going on". At that point, I figured there was abut a 50% chance he'd come at me. Thinking of that idiot in Austin with the AK. (I was pretty sure I would have missed my Sun am flight). Guy shouted expletive at me and took off. Could not get a plate. Couple, scared, asked if I would wait for Sheriff, I did.

This was the second incident that night driving home from my 88yr old Dad's after a couple of games of Scrabble. What do you do?
 

Maggot

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You sleep sleep well tonight knowing you did the right thing. Like Hobo said, could have been me or my mom and dad.
 

Snuby642

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At the point of breaking glass to get at me I would have probably shot the guy.

But a hundred experts will give you huge dissertations of thier synopsis of doing what they say is better.

It's a contest and a limited playing field. Get your measuring tape ready.
 

johnnycat

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Oh, you mean what WOULD I do in that situation? I don't know - probably something similar to asking what was going on from a safe distance.
 

BytorJr

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10pm Saturday, getting onto a single lane freeway fly-over ramp when I see two cars on the narrow left berm, one blocking, looking like an accident. (not uncommon, light rain). leaving the only lane unobstructed, I pull off onto the right hand berm to see if everything was ok.

Looks like an older couple in the "trapped" vehicle", the other driver, a ~25yr old guy was putting his fist thru the windshield then started pummeling the driver's side glass. Bad road rage.

Not wanting to see anyone pummeled, with 9mm in hand out of view, I ask "what the fuck is going on". At that point, I figured there was abut a 50% chance he'd come at me. Thinking of that idiot in Austin with the AK. (I was pretty sure I would have missed my Sun am flight). Guy shouted expletive at me and took off. Could not get a plate. Couple, scared, asked if I would wait for Sheriff, I did.

This was the second incident that night driving home from my 88yr old Dad's after a couple of games of Scrabble. What do you do?
If you were in TX my understanding is you were legally in the clear. Potential deadly assault taking place which I think, if my 2006 class serves me, gives you justified rights. Like a kidnapping of a child type thing. You "done well!!"
 
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