Here is a carjacking and abduction caught on a security camera located at a drive-in ATM in Arlington, TX. We thought it would be useful to break down the events as they took place to see if there were any measures the victim could have taken to either prevent the crime or to escape. This is timely, because we posted an article titled Carjacking and Concealed Carry yesterday. After watching the video, I came up with the observations below. If you have any other suggestions or a different take on the situation, please comment below. The security camera footage is of excellent quality and gives us an opportunity to analyze the situation and plan accordingly.
via [VIDEO] Lessons From A Real-World Carjacking | Concealed Nation.
It is not the first time I have posted about ATMs and how people seem oblivious at the dangers they may face. Wee, here you have a video to drive the point home.
The article has great points to follow, but I just want to say this: Use the frigging ATM to get cash and keep going. If you need to check your balance, apply for a loan or whatever is you think you can achieve at an ATM, do it from inside the bank or at home from your computer or smart phone. I have seen people balancing the damned checkbooks at an ATM after a deposit…and don’t get me started on the people who need to check the balance 37 times in a row because the machine says they don’t have sufficient funds. And they even cuss at the machine.
It is like the ATM suck the common sense after they input the PIN.
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The ATM is one of those DEFCON 1 situations. Before I approach I have my check card in my left front pocket, my pistol in my right front pocket, and my right hand on the gun.
I do all the card entering, PIN typing, and cash grabbing with my left hand. I put my card and cash away once I get back to my car and/or away from the ATM.
There used to be a lot of ATM robberies in Miami back in the day. This was my dad’s trick, and I picked it up from him.
The thief should have been splattered all over the side ot the vacuum tube. Hit the gas and go. I never use outdoor ATMs and I live in a good small town. I always leave the vehicle in Drive with my foot on the brake if I use the drive-up mailboxes or drive thru windows.
She was very, very, lucky she was able to escape. That thief did not put her in the trunk intending to keep her safe and sound. He was on the way to a “secondary crime scene.”
Q. You know what police find at the secondary crime scenes?
A. The bodies.
+1. I’m not personally for complying with an armed attacker who has made threats. If they have a gun on you they’re moments away from shooting you, so essentially you’re already dead, so I see no point in not taking my chances in righting the situation.
Still if others comply I can’t blame them, as many survive with just some lightness in their pockets.
Still once somebody asks you to go into a compromising situation like turning around, kneeling, being bound, or put into a trunk, they’re doing that so they can do things to you they wouldn’t be able to do otherwise.
This happened some 15 years ago down here. Older gentleman was coming out of a car wash when ge got blocked by a car with 2 individuals inside. The passenger got out, gun in han d and got the Old guy out and stuffed him in the trunk (This was pre- emergency release hatch times) The bad guy gets in the car but before he can drive away, he hears the old man saying :You forgot to take my cell phone out and I am calling the cops!” Bad guys gets out, opens the trunk and finds out the old man did not have a cell phone but a gun.
Old man “made the call” and bad guy is no longer contributing to Global Warming.
I love stories with happy endings.
How about you just stop being lazy and walk into wal-mart, buy a .50c candy bar and get your cash out instead of going through an ATM at night.
I never use my ATM card as a debit card, forget entirely that there is the option of “cash back” at the register. And I try to avoid Walmart.
Given the option, I use the ATM inside the 7-Eleven. Open 24×7 and plenty of surveillance cameras. And I’m pretty sure the night clerk at the local franchisee is packing.
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