OC story from Bham:
I am new to OC'ing but have been CC'ing for a 3 or 4 years now. So I was going into a gas station near Five Points in Birmingham the other day OC'ing and was a little nervous, and ended up locking my keys in my car... Doh! Even worse, it was running! So I'm considering busting out my back window with a brick (and thinking of what that would look like to a passerby :-) ) when a sherriff's deputy rolls up. Great, I'm about to at least be put to the question, I mused. He walked past me and asked, "Are you a cop?" "No, sir. I'm just open carrying." To which he replied, "Oh." - went into the store, got something, and then left. !!! Customer in the store ended up offering to run to his apt. around the corner and get a coat hanger. He was in a Mercedes, so somehow I didn't expect him to come back, once he noticed my sidearm. But sure enough, he came right back and was totally cordial. Needless to say, I wasted no time in popping the door with the coat hanger. All in all, store clerk was accomadating, police were polite, and samaritans were good. A great ending to a foolish situation. I'll be more careful about where my keys are from now on.
There is a light, and it never goes out... - The Smiths