By Susan Steffen-Kraft
- I do not own a gun but I do have my my stubborn determination to survive. While driving in a sub-division I got hit by a man who was driving way too fast. His trailer was the culprit as he passed me. He fled the scene; so I gave chase. I needed his license plate number. He stopped and flipped me off. Then took off again! Fine, I will keep after u you jerk! I had been honking the whole time and when he stopped again by a house that a man was painting I thought Ah Ha! I Got U! Getting out I shut the door not realizing that by doing so, I was locked out of the car with it still running. He had broke my door handle and the other doors were locked.
We both got out and he stalked at me with his fists clenching and unclenching! Every other word was an F bomb. If he thought I was going to not get his license number he had another thought coming. Asking me why I was chasing him, he then refused to accept my answer. He had not hit me he claimed. I walked to the side of the trailer where the paint from my car was clearly visible. Again he denied it despite me pointing to the evidence; then he claimed I had hit him. He never thought he could easily have hit a child with his wild crazy driving!
I knew if he kept coming at me I would have to run...but by then I had the license number. Then he went back to his pickup and leaped in and fled again. The neighbor man had been paying no attention other then he knew we were there. Being as my phone was locked in I had to ask him for help. He called the cops and in 10 min. or so they were there. I explained the situation and then informed them that this man was very angry. The police officer explained that they specialized in angry people. That was good to know!
They ran the number I gave them and then took off. The spare car key was brought to me (it was at the house which was only 4 blocks away) and we got the car door open. And I was relived to get the car moved as I had been sitting partly in the road. By the time the cops got back after finding him, I was shaking! When the cops got to the mans house he admitted he had been drinking but claimed it was at home and his wife backed him up on that. Right! You could tell he had been drinking before that as it was pretty obvious. The police citied him and then once they told me all that I then received a lecture. "He could have had a gun so do not chase after someone like that again!" Excuse me. I needed the license plate number so I felt I had no choice.
The officers were actually nice. I gave them each a hug and thanked them for the help. I think they were surprised. So although I had no gun which I could not have gotten to it anyway nor any other weapon being as I could not get in the car. One has to learn to think on their feet and fast as a gun may not always be handy. Run, grab the paint can(the neighbor had one), find a stick, etc. but never be a victim if at all possible. Where there is a will there will be a way. That man thought he could intimidate me and he found out that did not happen.
He did go to court and lost but they did not in my opinion give him enough punishment! Jerk....he better never cross my path again or bother me or my family. I have my Pepper Spray/light flashing sound making weapon that I bought just in case. Even Wasp Spray helps although the can is big. I recommend keeping it in your house. If you want a gun then have one as I do support the 2nd Amendment! Taking lessons on how to use a gun properly would be appropriate of course and helpful! For all who would harm you....BOOM OUTTA HERE!