My wife and I will occasionally take a drive to a nearby city and spend the weekend. This weekend, we went to Orlando. On the way down there, we were stuck in a bit of traffic. While sitting in traffic where two highways came together in a merge, two black males in a minivan decided to pass a line of cars by driving in the breakdown lane and then cut in front of us. I would not let them get in front of me. The driver rolled down the window and began yelling and threatening me.

I was hemmed in on all sides by traffic, including a tractor trailer to my left. If I let him in front of me, he would have me trapped. I wasn’t going to let that happen.

My wife was busy telling me to just let them in. She was telling me to let them have what they want, which she believed was to get in front of us. I was busy drawing a handgun and placing it out of sight, alongside my leg. I wasn’t sure if this was a case of road rage, or the early stages of a carjacking.

This is what I saw, from the perspective of my dash cam, as he attempted to cut us off..

About ten seconds later, I was able to dart to my left, in front of the truck and get out of that situation.

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joe · August 15, 2021 at 3:04 pm

done that many times myself…or lay it in the seat next to me…if i have to go anywhere near the hood, it’s out of the holster under my leg…

AC47spooky · August 15, 2021 at 4:11 pm

Well — living in the greater Orlando metro area, I’m very familiar with the tactics you encountered. I have a .357 close at hand but usually when they horn in (often the electric high-end vehicles) I don’t get too worked up. Of course, this is after many many years of commuting. It keeps my blood pressure more steady.

I find that giving them the fickle finger of fate – prominently – where there’s no doubt they see it is good for me. I get where you’re coming from – believe me.

Ratus · August 15, 2021 at 5:05 pm

“…drawing a handgun and placing it out of sight, alongside my leg.”

I’d recommend against that.

Any unsecured item may/will go flying out of reach if you have a collision.

This was one of the many lessons learned from the 1986 Miami FBI shooting.

    Divemedic · August 15, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    It was in my hand, next to my lef

JaimeInTexas · August 15, 2021 at 6:37 pm

My Impala has a pocket in the front of driver seat. Very convenient.
I encounter shit like that every noe and then, mostly when by myself. Having others in the car does complicate things.
Be careful. Be wise. By calm. Be ready. Be de!iberate.
And keep your mouth shut … until lawyer is next to you and advicing.

chine · August 16, 2021 at 1:20 am

In EVERY dealing with a black, presume they have bad intentions and you are probably real close to truth. Stay away from blacks if at all possible.

rightwingterrorist · August 16, 2021 at 7:29 am

People on the road seem to be getting more and more erratic.
Couple that with everyone becoming extremely agitated, and aggressive.
Hell, I find myself becoming more of the same.
Interesting times.


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