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post #26 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 07:24 AM
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Crazy as it sounds I got a message on the internet to carry WASP SPRAY. It shoots about 20 feet and would burn the Hell out of their eyes.
I've also seen Shock Wands to look very much like a police baton and they have a holster you can attach it to.
My dog is not trained for protection, but I think she would certainly slow someone down. She isn't even all that big, but being a Doberman well I DO think it makes people think twice. And NO actually if someone is Hell bent on an attack, especially if there is more then one then all you can do is the BEST you can do with whatever you have to fight with. At my age the self defense course I took so many years ago would probably not do me much good because even though I'm not a cripple I'm not in the finest shape of my life.
I hope they catch these *******s.:bas h:

The part about watching your surroundings is a very important factor, but hey, who does that every day of their life?
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I have to admit, now that I have passed the 50 mark I am no longer the sprite young thing that I used to be.

I would still put up one hell of a fight if 'push came to shove' as they say in the UK, which in the end is all one can do.

Strangely enough, as I have gotten older I tend to be more aware of my surroundings, my eyes are never still, maybe it is self preservation because I am no longer able to react as quickly as I used to be able, or it could be I am becoming paranoid. (I think having a stalker tends to do that to you)
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Crazy as it sounds I got a message on the internet to carry WASP SPRAY. It shoots about 20 feet and would burn the Hell out of their eyes.
I've also seen Shock Wands to look very much like a police baton and they have a holster you can attach it to.
My dog is not trained for protection, but I think she would certainly slow someone down. She isn't even all that big, but being a Doberman well I DO think it makes people think twice. And NO actually if someone is Hell bent on an attack, especially if there is more then one then all you can do is the BEST you can do with whatever you have to fight with. At my age the self defense course I took so many years ago would probably not do me much good because even though I'm not a cripple I'm not in the finest shape of my life.
I hope they catch these *******s.:bas h:

The part about watching your surroundings is a very important factor, but hey, who does that every day of their life?
Shoot, you should see me at the beach...even in a foot a water. I am always looking out for a dark spot in the water or for a fin to pop up.

And I always glance my surroundings everywhere I go as well, just habit. Sure, you won't be able to spot someone who is purposefully hiding and following you from behind, but it does lessen the chance of being surprised if you are being diligently aware.

Same reason I lock my doors at night, even though I live in a pretty dull, safe area. If anyone wanted inside my home, they'd have to break in...and if they break in and the dobe barking and going ape sh*t didn't scare them off...well, it's time to introduce them to my 14 friends. Intruder, meet Glock.

Not to mention I have to take my contacts out at night, so my vision isn't the best if something like that were to happen in the middle of the night...but it is good enough for me to end a hapless life, without remorse, if they enter my home forcefully. If they're going to break in and pay no mind to a dobe going demon mode, what else will they do.

It does help to be slightly pessimistic and cynical by nature. Scenarios and situations always play throughout my mind, with something like that, so in a way I am already prepared to deal with it if it happens.

If your body chooses fight over flight, you gotta fight, and fight hard...you have to make sure that they remember...FOREVER...the night they played the Titans!!!

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I would never walk or jog when it is dark even in my neighborhood. My uncle had been accosted for his wallet so he statred to carry a cattle prod to fend off marauding dogs and undesirables. He was older but still walked his dog faithfully every morning and evening before/after work.

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I was trained as a security guard to use my mag flashlight for self defense, and what The Stig said is very true. A good blow to the knee is definitely going to take someone down, but you need to swing like your hitting a homerun for the win in a world series. It has to hurt enough that they dont want to get up .. ever .. hold it light end up and swing the handle end at them.
As for dogs, I walk 2 dobermans and people cross the road to stay away. It helps that my dogs are insane and totally not people friendly when we walk. Unless of course, I tell them its ok, then they are still wary.

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Did they catch these guys?

I think that if they've been caught you should be fine. The reality is that you don't want to be forever paranoid of every place. Unfortunately, if they haven't then you may want to find somewhere else to go for a couple months.

Most people don't attack others when they have a dog for a couple of reasons. A) They don't know how they will react, and B) It can be a hassle, they're looking for convenience.
Update: They have not been caught yet. Police has said they are going to step up patrolling the parks, but I have walked the park in the daylight since the attack and not seen any police.
I will not walk the dogs in this park after dark anymore. Sure will be glad when the time changes back, it gets dark so early now.

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Could you meet up with a bunch of doggy friend and walk in a group? Even in the light, with a dobermann, with mace ect ect, it can still be dangerous walking alone!

I hope they catch the guys that did it. I'd like to personally break their knees.



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I would never walk or jog when it is dark even in my neighborhood. My uncle had been accosted for his wallet so he statred to carry a cattle prod to fend off marauding dogs and undesirables. He was older but still walked his dog faithfully every morning and evening before/after work.
sounds like the sketchier part of Towson. gotta love that entire part of town.
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Could you meet up with a bunch of doggy friend and walk in a group? Even in the light, with a dobermann, with mace ect ect, it can still be dangerous walking alone!

I hope they catch the guys that did it. I'd like to personally break their knees.
I think they deserve body parts other than their knees broken.

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I think they deserve body parts other than their knees broken.
Here here!

Good thing I'm not in power; Id be looking for mandatory castration of convicted sex offenders!



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