Originally Posted by Triple7
The way we stopped I couldn't drive around him in the time it would have taken for him to get to my car. I was up against his car and a barrier. I would have had to back way up to do it. In the moment and in the time frame it was the choice I made. I will admit that I wasn't in the best frame of mind
What would you have done if the other guy* advanced on you? Shot him? Yes, you did have witnesses but you probably would also have large legal bills.
My point is - you were in your car - pepper spray is easy to keep in a car. You would have had options.
*I'm assuming the other guy was unarmed.