Howdy - So, had a close call tonight, wanted to share. Was driving home from work on a main road in Salem this evening around 20:30, heading to the grocery store. Crappy old subcompact pickup with a grizzly looking old dude is driving about 28 in a 45, starts to drift into the center lane to apparently turn left across traffic, without signaling. As he gets in the turn lane, I speed back up to the speed limit, which apparently was offensive to him, as he flipped me off when I past. After I was maybe 100 yards down the road, I noticed him turn back onto the main road. Caused me some concern, so rather than pulling into the closer south entrance to the grocery store, I went on up to the north entrance further down the road and pulled in. He pulls into the south entrance, and tears across the parking lot towards me. I am stopped while I evaluate the situation, and he starts to get out of his truck and yells, "Well, come on then!" at me. I this time I drive back to the opposite corner again, and sit and wait to see what's going to happen. He proceeds to get back into his truck, and again follows me back to where I am. At this time I am in escape and evade mode, have my girlfriend call 911, I hit my flashers and go. Driving as fast I could manage safely through back roads, and only slowing down enough to see that stop signs are clear, he chases me through 4 to 5 turns, swerving across the road and I believe attempting to hit me several times. Girlfriend is still on the phone with police at this time giving our location. He finally takes a turn the opposite direction as we near I5, where I was heading as I felt I would more safely be able to outrun him if needed. The police asked if we had his license plate number, which we did not, but basically said they couldn't do anything if he was no longer following. So, how would any of you handled this differently? I'm thinking the lessons learned are that I shouldn't have observed so long, and instead just bailed when I saw him pull back into the road to follow us. Additionally, wish I would have gotten his plate number while he was out of his vehicle in the parking lot. I was carrying at the time, a 15+1 Walther 9mm (which was much more comforting than the 6+1 9mm or the 5 shot .38 I sometimes am carrying) and my girlfriend had a 8+1 Walther .380. As he was pursuing us I drew my weapon and tucked it in between my seat, as I was not sure how the situation was going to develop and wanted access to it if needed. While at the time in the parking lot I had zero intention of engaging in a fight with him, and instead intended only to remove ourselves from the situation, as I saw how our "high-speed pursuit" developed through residential neighborhoods I almost wonder if it would have been safer to keep the conflict confined to the parking lot, and hopefully de-escalated it verbally, although I also had a Kimber Pepper Blaster available to me as a non-lethal tool if verbal de-escalation was not possible. What should I have done differently guys?