Just had a close call. On my way home from hanging out with a buddy.
There is a car parked on the left facing oncoming traffic with the lights on. There are a number of cars parked on the left of the street as well. I see some peds and slow down so I don't plow through any drunks.
A guy on the left side of the road puts his arms up almost like he is flexing his biceps but with his right hand making signs and had what looked to be a beer bottle in his left. He said some thing in a threatning tone while walking toward the car.
By now I have unholstered and am rolling down the window so I can hear what is being said. Another guy comes out from behind another car and asks something like "whats going on?"
I reply that the other guy is making threatning signs. "Naw man he just playin' with you." He said this because a Sherrif's officer was on the other side of the intersection.
As I rolled through the light I pointed in the direction of the guys to the officer, and even though he saw me, he turned.
I called non-emergency when I got home a few minutes later.
Man that got the blood pumping! I was about ready to run the red light. I think this was a case where a sheriff's officer being in the right place at the right time may have saved someone's life, be that mine or his.
More officers on the street is always a good thing, but I wouldn't trade it for having a weapon close at hand!!!
My hands are still shaking a bit!