Strange thing just happened at the gas station...

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  1. azbuckeye

    azbuckeye

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    I think you made the right choice by calling the police. It's a judgment call obviously, but the fact that they returned to the gas station is a clear indication they had bad intentions IMO
     
  2. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    Thanks for calling the cops on those suspicious persons.
     

  3. R.B. Riddick

    R.B. Riddick

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    What did he/they mumble, that made you think he/they were suspicious?

    I see all types at the gas station/store, and I keep a snarl on my face to keep the crazies away.
     
  4. Rotn1

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    Some people didn’t do something.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a Terry stop only for weapons?
     
  7. 'Ol Grandad

    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    For officer safety but yes, mostly for weapons. However, if they empty their pockets and you find dope, oh well! We had a guy actually hand over his dope when asked one time. If they ever get smart...………………………..
     
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    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    If you see something, say something. I’m sure the LEO would appreciate the chance to engage certain elements before something unfortunate happens.


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  9. Speleothem

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    I always thought that if I were approached while pumping gas, I
    would point the nozzle at them before asking what they wanted. :D
     
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  10. B C

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    Wouldn't be a bad idea.
     
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  11. The_Dan

    The_Dan The underscore is silent

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    At my regular gas station I would have absolutely called the cops had this happened to me. I have been to gas stations and stores where this may not look that out of place...but at my regular spot it would be very irregular.

    Maybe that is why it’s my regular spot...seems safe and the store and local PD keeps the riff raff away.
     
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  12. pgg00

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    No it isn't. a Terry stop (Terry v Ohio) is a stop based on reasonable articulable suspicion that a crime has been committed, is about to be committed or is being committed. In this case a possible robbery that was adverted (they still made the overt action to commit one by approaching). This allows officers to stop, detain, and identify while they determine what they have. A search would be a weapons pat down only unless something is felt that could be one and can be removed. Or probable (probably for GT) cause develops to search further.
     
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    Now for my smartass reply..


    The cops are always there when i think about drawing my weapon :couch:
     
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    Geez, how often do you think about pulling?
     
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  15. Ghost doctor

    Ghost doctor N.R.A life member. G.O.A member

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    Works for me!!. I don't have time to listen to their B.S anyway.
     
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  16. wlkjr

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    That's my plan also. Much quicker than pullin my gun out of my pocket. Gas to the face is no fun from my younger experiencs of foolishness.
     
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  17. Critch

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    They were staring at me and talking to each other...one of them went around the gas pump, and I felt like he was trying to flank me...my mind was on the gas pump at that point. My wife saw them and said something...it was very odd and gave me the creeps.

    A few years back I called the deputies because a Chevy POS Tahoe kept parking on a gravel road near my junkyard. Like I told the deputies, it's a public road, but it looks weird..one of them got suspicious as well and found out they were part of a group that were stealing the aluminum and copper wire from the irrigation stations on the rice farms..One deputy told me these two guys had thousands of pounds of aluminum pipes and copper wiring from the engines in their barn...They had been stealing from farms all over the Bootheel and NE Arkansas..My credit with the LEOs around here is pretty good. It don't bother me to call the law,,,so far I've done pretty good.
     
  18. Z71bill

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    “Interesting day...BTW, my firearms instructors told me to call the cops anytime I even think I was going to have to pull a gun...mainly to cover myself..”


    I am going to ask it

    Cover yourself from what?

    The thought police?

    If you didn’t have a gun think would you still have called the police?

    If yes -that is OK with me I but not what I would have done.

    If I called the cops every time I saw someone act strange I would need to have them on speed dial.

    They mumbled at me? :50cal:
     
  19. BengalBacker

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    I say calling the police was the right call. The fact that when you came back by they were being detained means they most likely were up to something.
     
  20. Capone

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    Listen to pgg00 he might know a little bit about this stuff. :cheers: :couch:
     
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