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Old 02-11-2019, 11:00 AM   #1
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Several years ago, I was homeward bound, traveling south on highway 101 from Smith River California. It was about midnight or there about and some where near the Southern Operations Center for an Indian reservation, I cannot recall the name.

Ahead, I saw two figures standing on the shoulder waving their arms and I immediately began to slow down. As I got closer, it was two teenage girls with their arms extended and palms facing-out signaling for me to stop. As always I am armed. There is no cell phone service.

What would you do and why?

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Old 02-11-2019, 02:39 PM   #2
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Interesting thread
I would stop past them (100ft) and let the situation unfold. Realized it may be a setup.
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Several years ago, I was homeward bound, traveling south on highway 101 from Smith River California. It was about midnight or there about and some where near the Southern Operations Center for an Indian reservation, I cannot recall the name.

Ahead, I saw two figures standing on the shoulder waving their arms and I immediately began to slow down. As I got closer, it was two teenage girls with their arms extended and palms facing-out signaling for me to stop. As always I am armed. There is no cell phone service.

What would you do and why?

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I would probably stop and find out what was going on, but I am trained and equipped to solve problems, so your mileage may vary.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:28 PM   #4
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That's it, only two contributions?
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That's it, only two contributions?
The word "immature" has two "m"s.

There, that's three contributions. Happy now?
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Presume the other 99% would continue driving.
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Here's an experience that took place about 15-years prior. While employed in aerospace working swing shift, 3:30 to midnight at Space Division.

Homeward bound and traveling east on Palmdale blvd, I come to a stop at a traffic light and noticed a young lady hitch hiking. Times were different back then, so I gave her a ride. Continuing on, I asked where she was going and she asked, "If I wanted to party at her house." This of course was "fishy" and I politely declined. Her attitude changed becoming agitated and said let her out at the next corner. Good bye.

About two-weeks later, I was reading the local rag about a man who had picked up a female hitch hiker on Palmdale Blvd who was invited him to her house to "party." One thing led to another and the man got undressed. Afterwards, a man came from another room with a pistola demanding his wallet and other personal items. The nude victim ran out of the house, pounded on the door of an adjacent house yelling, "call the police!!!" Police arrested the man and women. Same lady...skank? sounds like it to me. Moral of the story: Never pick up hitch hikers. Unless of course you want to take her to your house.

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Presume the other 99% would continue driving.
Suggest the way the world has spun in the last 25 years your presumption would be spot on.

And accordingly would you shame anyone for not stopping ?

And it would be interesting to see how TGT's training and equipment would cope after he had stopped and gone to talk to the two teenage girls and three males stepped out of the cover of darkness and confronted him with their legally entitled assault weapons ??
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Here's an experience that took place about 15-years prior. While employed in aerospace working swing shift, 3:30 to midnight at Space Division.

Homeward bound and traveling east on Palmdale blvd, I come to a stop at a traffic light and noticed a young lady hitch hiking. Times were different back then, so I gave her a ride. Continuing on, I asked where she was going and she asked, "If I wanted to party at her house." This of course was "fishy" and I politely declined. Her attitude changed becoming agitated and said let her out at the next corner. Good bye.

About two-weeks later, I was reading the local rag about a man who had picked up a female hitch hiker on Palmdale Blvd who was invited him to her house to "party." One thing led to another and the man got undressed. Afterwards, a man came from another room with a pistola demanding his wallet and other personal items. The nude victim ran out of the house, pounded on the door of an adjacent house yelling, "call the police!!!" Police arrested the man and women. Same lady...skank? sounds like it to me. Moral of the story: Never pick up hitch hikers. Unless of course you want to take her to your house.

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Yes- that's called a "Trick roll", although I seriously doubt that it occurred in the criminal's home.

Trick rolls are a very large part of prostitution.

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Times have changed. Hitchhiking today is almost extinct . Undoubtedly nowadays best advise is don't pick up strangers. Agree if there are females they likely have males near. As for assault rifles hold ups: that happening is extreamly rare.
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Suggest the way the world has spun in the last 25 years your presumption would be spot on.

And accordingly would you shame anyone for not stopping ?

And it would be interesting to see how TGT's training and equipment would cope after he had stopped and gone to talk to the two teenage girls and three males stepped out of the cover of darkness and confronted him with their legally entitled assault weapons ??

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