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Arlington, WA - road rage ends in warning shot

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by ATCclears, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    We live in a "no shooting" area, so I suppose it's illegal where I live.


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  3. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Interesting case, I believe under WA state law, if he would have actually shot the guy after retreating into his home, he would have ikely been charged.
     
  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    If the homeowner felt his safety and bodily integrity was truly threatened, (correctly) he could shoot the aggressor almost anywhere
     
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  5. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    If you are able to get away from a threat, and then return to said threat, you make your attorney's job pretty difficult, n'est-ce pas?
     
  6. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    The nearest mortuary will happily accept a new customer. :D
     
  7. Provincial

    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

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    Although I have no expertise in these matters, I suspect that your attorney would have a much easier time if the "victim" was presenting a credible threat to someone else.

    If the "victim" presented no immediate threat after your departure, you would be the aggressor if you returned to confront him.

    I have no legal expertise and am not giving advice!
     
  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Who the hell drives to their house with a road-rager in tow? For that matter if it was that bad, why not use your car as a weapon against a rager on a motorcycle? ;)
     
  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm a biker but would have no problem using a cage to defend myself that way if it got ugly
     
  10. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Out of curiosity, where would you recommend that someone with a road rager in tow drive?

    Rural Sno county is pretty rural. Long way to a cop shop, normally. Would you drive to a grocery store strip mall? Maybe one was not nearby. I dunno...you brought it up, so I'm asking.



    I'm going to snoop into this case, as there is certainly a story to tell.
     
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  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I would drive ANYWHERE but to my abode so the guy can tell all his friends where I live. Furthermore, I'm always armed (ESPECIALLY when driving in "the sticks") so I would have just pulled over to allow the rager the opportunity to pass me by, but if he decided to stop and escalate the situation... It would be what it would be.

    I also don't tend to drive like an a$$ which helps avoid too much conflict anyway.
     
  12. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Snohomish County, WA Active Member

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    bubblegum yeah
     
  13. fyrediver

    fyrediver Seattle Active Member

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    Fire station if it's staffed may be a good call. Good luck of course with them being in the station and not on a call. There's usually an emergency phone outside in case someone stops by and no one is there. It's well lit, and if staffed, has at least 3 people there with quick access to the cops.
     
  14. Taurus 617 CCW

    Taurus 617 CCW Northern Idaho Member

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    I have often thought about where to drive if being followed by an angry driver. My first thought is to not stop unless it is unavoidable. The second thing I would do is make a big loop (5 to 8 blocks) and dial 911 at the same time notifying them of my whereabouts. Then just keep driving in circles until they show up.

    If the guy was able to go in the house and retrieve a gun, why didn't he just lock the door behind him and call the cops?
     
  15. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Drive to your buddy's house. Call ahead.
     
  16. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Arlington, WA Member

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    Wow. Don't know how, but I never heard about this and I live on this road! This is one mile from my house.