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Old 02-19-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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Just to show you should always be prepared

I was driving home from the bar last night with my girlfriend in the jeep and some guy started following me. I pulled into a gas station to see what they wanted. And before I even got done parking two Hispanics had jumped out of the car ripped my door open and started laying into me. I grabbed the first guy in a collar tie and the other by the shirt and tried to control them and get them out of swinging distance. I told GF to call the police. As one tried to pull me out of the jeep the other stole my keys. I did everything I could to keep them from pulling me out and getting to my girlfriend. The whole thing lasted about 3 minutes and they took off with my keys. Had to get the jeep towed home. We got home without any real injuries they hit like women, but stuff like this actually happens apparently and all my fellow jeepers would do well to stay properly equipped for these situations. Keep your eyes open everybody.

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Damn that was a scary event, I'm glad you handled the situation as well as you did, especially that neither you nor your girlfriend were hurt... especially your girlfriend. Good job protecting her.

Could anything that happened been related to you having been in the bar earlier? As in could they have been in the bar at the same time as you? Or did it seem like they were trying to hijack your Jeep? I think I'd be changing all my locks at this point.

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Wholly......dude thats scary man. I hope you dont ever see them again...or if you do, its at the end of a barrel.
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That is scary, I just heard about a person getting car jacked at a busy gas station in broad daylight. It happens
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:11 PM   #5
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No. I'm fairly sure it was road rage.
And I WILL be seeing them again. In court. Police found the car with the plates at the listed address. I want my keys back.

What's the going rate for felony assault in Texas these days?
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NEVER stop when you suspect you're being followed. Call the cops and let them deal with it.

I've had it happen a few times and I've had good luck with setting up things with the cops. One time they had a shotgun. I got out, they got out and pointed the shotgun at me, and then the cops pulled in and took them down while I was diving under my truck. Turns out that they were upset that I didn't signal a lane change. Thank God for cell phones!
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^ well now its time to start signaling for lane changes.
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People are fing insane. Does anybody know the quickest way to get a key made for an 04 wrangler rubicon. It's not a smart key but I dunno if an average locksmith hands out car keys.
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^ well now its time to start signaling for lane changes.
I always do and was surprised that was the reason for their anger. I even signal on empty roads, it's habit.
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This is why everyone should use the right to carry personal protection of some sort
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:24 PM   #11
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People are fing insane. Does anybody know the quickest way to get a key made for an 04 wrangler rubicon. It's not a smart key but I dunno if an average locksmith hands out car keys.
pretty sure a locksmith will make you a key if you show them proof that the vehicle is yours to solve any doubts.
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People are fing insane. Does anybody know the quickest way to get a key made for an 04 wrangler rubicon. It's not a smart key but I dunno if an average locksmith hands out car keys.
If you have one for them to copy, anyone can make a copy for you if it's not chipped. I own a country store and make car keys all the time.
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pretty sure a locksmith will make you a key if you show them proof that the vehicle is yours to solve any doubts.
I have my loan papers. Hopefully someone will be open tomorrow.
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This is why everyone should use the right to carry personal protection of some sort
The day I turn 21.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:44 PM   #15
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exactly why I am always armed, even when my husband is with me....we're both armed.....people are crazy....I don't trust the average driver
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That is the reason I keep my knife in my Jeep.
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I had a knife... GF told me to put it away.
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damn! glad you and your girlfriend are ok man! get that concealed as soon as you turn 21..my 21st was on a sunday so i was at the courthouse to get mine as soon as they opened monday morning lol goes everywhere with me just incase something like this were to happen
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I'll be at academy getting myself a sizable knife for self defense quite soon. Keep it strapped to the roll cage. Till June.
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Pretty sure the dealer can make you a new key based on your VIN.
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I had a knife... GF told me to put it away.
I have a knife in my jeep and on me outside of school. It helps with personal protection. but school rules, ya know.
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Stopping to see what they wanted was not a very smart move. If you are being followed, drive to the nearest police station.
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Pretty sure the dealer can make you a new key based on your VIN.
You know about how much that's gonna cost me?
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damn! glad you and your girlfriend are ok man! get that concealed as soon as you turn 21..my 21st was on a sunday so i was at the courthouse to get mine as soon as they opened monday morning lol goes everywhere with me just incase something like this were to happen
First off...KidRock I'm glad you and the GF are OK. I agree that stopping was a mistake, but live and learn. Plus, x10000 on the above quotes. I'm afraid if that would have been me I would have been "in fear for my life and the life of my wife", (good idea to memorize that line and drill it into your head), and the bad guys would have been very, very sorry they screwed with an old guy who carries a .40 GLOCK.
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First off...KidRock I'm glad you and the GF are OK. I agree that stopping was a mistake, but live and learn. Plus, x10000 on the above quotes. I'm afraid if that would have been me I would have been "in fear for my life and the life of my wife", (good idea to memorize that line and drill it into your head), and the bad guys would have been very, very sorry they screwed with an old guy who carries a .40 GLOCK.
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Everything happens so fast in those situations it's hard to say what I could have done differently.
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This is why I remember the words my instructors and fellow gun nuts have drilled into my head time and time again, "I was in fear for my life."

I've had two attempted car jackings in my day.

One was over a 10 year old Dodge Neon and one was over my TJ. I dragged the guy with the neon (who was dumb enough to put his arm and gun in the window and was shaking so hard he couldn't control his trigger hand). I pushed his forearm into the steering wheel and took off into the intersection through a red light, hoping side-coming traffic would t-bone us. Dragged him about 50 feet hanging from the car by his arm and slammed on the brakes. Luckily, a Detroit cop was at the opposing intersection, saw the whole thing go down and was out of his car with gun in hand before the perp even knew what hit him. Also luckily for me, gun was empty. Cops pulled me out of the car when they got him, face down in the snow, etc.etc. and I kept saying, "his gun is on my floor. his gun.. it's on my floor." Was a pretty quick police report, had to testify against the guy in court.. got him 8 years for attempted car theft and assault with a firearm.

The 2nd was even stranger. I was in the TJ and was stopped at a light in Flint Michigan. I saw two guys walking across the street at the sidewalk in front of me and I noticed a van behind me that had switched lanes at the last second and came to a stop behind me. They turned the brights on. As soon as the lights went bright, the driver of the van got out and walked toward my driver's side. The two guys in front each walked forward toward me. I panicked and revved the engine and squealed out of there.. The one guy stepped out of the way as I would have run his ass over. The next day, I was watching the news and they caught these guys all over Flint carjacking people like this. The guy in the back would blind them and block them in so they couldn't back up and the guys in front (two big black guys) would strong arm the driver into giving up the car.

If I had it to do all over again, I would have killed everyone involved in these incidents. The law works too slow for my needs. That's why I won't hesitate to use deadly force now that I'm capable and trained to do so.
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A few years ago My cousin in Jacksonvile, FL was on the south side in his friends Lincoln sitting at a stop light when a black guy ran up to the Lincoln and stuck out a .38 at the driver and demaned his wallet, my cousins friend put 2 .45's in the black guys chest, rolled up the window turned on the air and waited for the cops to show up. No charges were filed. I wear my .45, keep at .38 in the console and a .22 auto in the glove box. Get your permit and practice your ass off before you carry. You own the bullet from the gun to the grave, the last thing you want to happen is to accidentally shoot a innocent person. Glad you both are safe
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So disappointed. Got a key made and they gave me a Chrysler key, not a jeep key
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All these stories make me glad that i can get my concealed carry in a few months

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