Being Stalked By A Predator

Want to rob a 65 year old woman?
The 65-year-old woman who was Bontaites’ alleged intended victim, told police she had stopped at Mobil on the Run, 1050 South Willow St., around 11:30 p.m. after leaving work. She got back on South Willow Street and stopped at a traffic light when she noticed a dark-colored sedan behind her. She told police she had “heightened concern” as the vehicle followed her into her apartment complex parking lot at 640 South Porter St.

The woman entered her apartment complex and noticed multiple vacant parking spots, so she parked as close to her building as possible hoping the other vehicle would vacate the area. Instead, the sedan parked close to her. She exited her vehicle and walked toward her apartment building. She immediately heard a vehicle door close and the sound of a person quickly walking up behind her.
How do you think this story turns out?


ColoComment said...

Great article here. Apologies if you've already posted on it.

raven said...

The very first thing to do when you realize things are "odd", is to get off the X. In other words, get inside the assailants loop, make them do the reacting to an unforeseen turn of events, This is before the unforeseen event characterized by a 900fps chunk of lead..

She knew something was wrong, but continued to do what the attacker expected her to do, up until receiving said dose of lead. An earlier change of plan, like going to a more public place and calling the cops, might have been less risky. Or sitting in her car with the engine running, waiting for the attacker to get out of his car, then driving away. Of course, this only works if the attackers want "stuff", if they want to kill you, a car is a coffin.

One of the things a robber counts on is a brief period of confusion on the part of the victim- they do an "interview", to check out the situation and evaluate the victim. Maybe a question, or some other misdirection, to burn up time to close distance. The giveaway, even to those who have no training, is a feeling that something is not right, but they can't put their finger on it. An advantage can be gained by utilizing this time for your own purposes, such as running, putting a hand on a weapon, etc.

E Hines said...

This is the sort of thing that Obama and his fellow Democrats and Progressives actively seek to prevent: a citizen defending himself—herself in this case—without benefit of Big Government's good offices from an assault that even the police are powerless to prevent, only to react against well after the assault has run its course.

But, of course, Obama with his crocodile tears and Democrats and Progressives know full well that independent, self-reliant citizens are anathema to their policies.

Eric Hines

Texan99 said...

A .22 at close range to the chest didn't kill him. Well, at least it put him on the ground, and she got away.

Anonymous said...

A black man, Hispanic or Muslim was about to attack her, yelling something about excessive use of force, Mestizo's or Allah?

Ymar Sakar said...

Did she ask the threat if it was malicious, ignorant, or stupid first?

Because that's what some people actually do, mentally. Other people just ask "intentional or unintentional?"

Ymar Sakar said...

Raven, true, which is why pro gangs usually collapse in on the target from two sides, front and back, using another as a decoy or distraction.

This "closes the range". The really alert ones will see this pattern and recognize it as "intentional".

It's also why I don't care about whether somebody is malicious, ignorant, or stupid. That's not going to change their termination status.

Ymar Sakar said...

Interrupting the enemy's OODA by introducing something they have to react to, is also solid tactics. It's also a way of verifying whether intent is linked to the threat, or if a false positive, somebody following you coincidentally going the same way, is there.

Most of the time people focus on the actual conflict, when it is unavoidable. They don't focus on managing the terrain or setting up or avoiding the trap itself, by changing the timing or positional advantage. That's what humans do most of the time, 97% of the time, before they engage. They jockey for position, try to check out the enemy's strengths and weaknesses, and then when they think they have a solid edge, they go for it. It takes up a surprising amount of time, that people like to ignore.

I think of it as setting up a trap in chess, tactics. Normally H2H fighting has no rules and is pretty chaotic, and relatively fast for advanced planning. But during the social phase, people have to obey certain physical and social rule sets. Like range, timing, other things that social rules may dictate as the norm. Those rules are predictable, and can be forged into an edge.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

A neighborhood I am familiar with, a dead end street near a mall and the major strip mall route in South Mnachester. Not far from the airport - It is surrounded by car lots and the technical high school.

For soccer fans, former US Men's Team member Charlie Daviess is from that complex.

She had other choices, certainly. But when one is close to home, the temptation is to just get there and get into a defensive posture quickly.