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Old September 7th, 2011, 03:36 PM
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Default OC may have prevented a crime/LEO encounter.

Well here is what happened to me last night:
I went over to Youngstown Ohio around ten to take advantage of the lower gas prices. As I stepped out to insert my card, a car with three black males in their early 20s pulled up in a late model buick regal. Not to be stereotypical, but they were all dressed in typical banger attire, with one exception that really stood out to me: each one wore a black hat that was facing the right way and pulled down low. This struck me as odd. One went into the store and walked around and appeared to be looking at everything and nothing at the same time. I saw the guy inside throw a thumbs up to the guys outside. One guy got in the driver seat and started the car. The other guy started to walk toward the store entrance, walking about 5 feet away from me. As he walked by I saw him glance at me. I was turned strong side facing him.

What happened next, to my mind, can only be attributed to the fact that I was OC.
As he drew parallel to me, he looked at me, looked at my firearm, looked at me again and stopped. He stared at me for about 5 seconds (I think) and I kinda stared back. He turned around and went back to the car, getting in the passenger seat. He got his cell phone, and ten seconds later the guy in the store came walking out. He looked at me as he passed by but didn't say anything. He got in the car and they left.

I went into the store to talk to the clerk, a very nice Arab fellow. He knows me, as I OC there frequently.

Azmat: I think those guys were rob me.
Me: I agree.
Azmat: You scare them off?
Me: I didn't say a word to them.
Azmat: Your gun scare them off.
Me: Perhaps. You should call the police and report this.
Azmat: Yes, I will. You stay and talk to them too?
Me: Sure.

He called the police and ten minutes later they arrived. I was standing outside with Azmat.
Officer 1: That's going to stay in its holster, right?
Me: It typically does unless I tell it otherwise.
Officer 2: Ok no problem, youre not gonna see any Canton PD shit out of us.
Me: It's nice to see that some of the good guys really ARE good guys.
Officer 2: Yeah, so what happened?

We told them the story, and Azmat showed them the tape.

Officer 1: They were definately going to hit the place. However since no crime was actually committed, the best we can do is look for them and see if we hit anything when we pull them over. You guys did great.
Officer 2 (to me): You should submit this to the NRA armed citizen column. We can corroborate your story.
Me: Thanks, I may do that. You guys be extra safe going after these losers.
Both of them: Will do, you guys have a good night.

That was a very interesting night for me. Nobody got hurt, and I met some really good officers.
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score one for the good guys. stupid criminals. most convenience stores only keep $20 in the register.

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Old September 7th, 2011, 03:44 PM
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Wow! Glad this turned out the way it did for you and the owner.(Score 1 for the good guys)I didn't know a Pa resident could OC in Ohio,or were you still in Pa? Have my Pa.ltcf but haven't had time for a NV class so that I can carry concealed in OH.
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Really great post ! Kudos to you,right place right time & you undoubtly stopped a robbery. I'm glad to see the cops were cool with you as well & I agree with them about submitting that to the NRA armed citizen column. I'll be looking for it. Reps to you !
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Wow! Glad this turned out the way it did for you and the owner.(Score 1 for the good guys)I didn't know a Pa resident could OC in Ohio,or were you still in Pa? Have my Pa.ltcf but haven't had time for a NV class so that I can carry concealed in OH.
I have a Utah and Arizona permit. Ohio is a traditional open carry state. At no time was I asked to show any form of ID.

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I really need to get this paperwork for Arizona sent in... lol


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will azmat purchase a gun now? I hope he does.
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That's awesome man, good to see no one got hurt and the bad guys went running.
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Excellent. I got all warm and tingley reading about this. That's no joke, I really did. Way to keep your shit tight during the stare down.
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Officer 1: That's going to stay in its holster, right?
Me: It typically does unless I tell it otherwise.
Officer 2: Ok no problem, youre not gonna see any Canton PD shit out of us.
Me: It's nice to see that some of the good guys really ARE good guys.
I really, really want to believe this was what was actually said. But I find it hard to believe that a cop would bad mouth another PD in public. I'm not calling you a liar, though, I just have a hard time believing that a cop would do that.
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