Last weekend I wrote about the growing danger of criminal 'flash mobs', highlighting a recent incident in Louisville, Kentucky, where some 200 youths went on the rampage. Courtesy of an e-mail, I learned today about one of the incidents they sparked. Here's an excerpt from the news report.
"Right before we got to the stoplight, we noticed about 50 to 100 teens coming to the middle of the street. It was a one-way street so we couldn't go any further. All of a sudden, one of them throws a garbage can on our car," she explained.
Loeffle says after that, the situation quickly escalated. Her boyfriend, Ron Carter, was in the driver's seat and stopped the car to see what was going on.
They say when he got out, the teens moved in on him.
"Then all of a sudden, I'm getting attacked," Carter said. "At that point, I jump in the driver's seat and heard them throwing rocks at my car. The rocks were hitting the kids inside the car."
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The mother says she couldn't speed away because they were surrounded by the group of teens and she didn't want to run them over.
That's when one of them attacked her.
"The boy comes out of nowhere, punches me in the eye, knocks me out," she said.
She says the next moments were a blur, but somehow, Loeffler, Carter and all five kids made their way to Bader's Food Mart and were able to get to safety until police got there.
There's more at the link, plus a video report.
If you had been in that car, what would you have done? Would you have been prepared to drive over those blocking your path? Are you habitually armed, so that you would have been able to defend yourself if necessary?
You need to think about those things now, because if you ever find yourself in such a situation, it'll be too late to make up your mind or prepare for trouble.