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Attack in Providence

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by porkpiehat, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. porkpiehat

    porkpiehat Member

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    Last night my daughter went on a date in Providence. They were by the Providence Performing Arts Center sitting on a bench after having pizza when a group of teens (about 19 year old's) walked by, my daughter said there were at least 6. Ten minutes later the group came back from two directions and started with the "you say something" crap. They began attacking her date and robbed him of his phone, they did not get his wallet. She is OK they did not touch her, but her date did take a beating and from what my daughter said, could have used some stitches. They did give descriptions to police and were told officers were in the process of searching for them.

    Just want to let you know attacks can come at any moment.
     
  2. Zepp

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    Glad to here your daughter is okay.

    sent from my truck while driving down 95 in the high speed lane doing 55
     
  3. mikem317

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    Sounds like the first pass was recon. Glad to see everybody's relatively OK.

    A thing to remember: Criminals don't make appointments. Probably something to relay to the boyfriend.
     
  4. Bob J

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    Glad your daughter is ok!
     
  5. fencer

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    That sucks. I am glad your little girl was untouched but it still sucks. OC for her and a collapsible baton for him
     
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    This. As with any weapon or approach to self defense: practice, practice, practice. Muscle memory is a beautiful thing.
     
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    This. A baton to the jaw will change anyone's priorities from assaulting you to eating through a straw real quick.
     
  8. porkpiehat

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    I was told the guy is a martial arts instructor, but when it's six against one, the odds were still against him..
     
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    Thank God your girl is OK. That tactic of approaching from two directions is a clue. Too bad her friend didn't get a chance to bust a face or two.
     
  10. Tyke

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    Are collapsible batons legal in MA?
     
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    Very glad your daughter is ok. This could have been really bad.
     
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    Sort of, as long as you aren't committing any other crimes when you are carrying one. Another weird law. Stun guns are legal in RI if I recall correctly. Glad your kin is okay. I used to live in that area and around Brown and I would always carry my baton when out and about.

    I am not a lawyer obviously.
     
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    Providence is in RI, just sayin'
     
  14. porkpiehat

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    I was thinking the same thing..
     
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    Glad to hear your daughter is okay and her date wasn't hurt too bad.

    Hopefully someday very soon these kids will try this on the wrong person and get themselves a lead supplement. I have zero sympathy for thieves, especially ones that do a gang beat down.
     
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    I heard about an attack in Providence a few months ago where a woman started screaming and yelling for help as a setup for a mugging. Be careful out there!
     
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    that's awful, i'm glad that for the most part he's okay and that your daughter is OK. could have been much worse. providence can be a rough place.
     
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    Why waste the time? Use a knife.
     
  19. Gadsden

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    Not amazed there. PVD is starting to get worse and worse, especially in that area. I've heard that car break-ins are getting way out of hand there as well.
     
  20. Jsfitzgerald85

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    Good to hear your daughter is ok, i cant stand punks, hopefully the police catch them and "they fall down some stairs"
     

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