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  • My Son Was Mugged!

    Last Tuesday night my 20 year old, 5'11" string bean son was mugged. Yes he was alone (mistake # 1) around 9 O'clock. He decided to make a quick run to the corner store while he was waiting for his order to be filled at the restaurant he was at. He cut down a side alley (mistake # 2) because this is not in a bad section of town. (so he thought) Five guys attacked him, punching and kicking him. He did not fight back because he knew he did not have a chance against them. They broke off part of his front tooth, stole his wallet with money and license in it. Did not have his credit card on him, thank goodness. Stole his car keys and also the old jeans and tennis shoes that he was wearing. After the thugs left my son made his way back to the restaurant, only in his underwear. Police were called along with two ambulances because there was so much blood. The police told my son that he was the third victim in two days! These creeps will probably never be found and that may be a good thing the way that I feel. I am so angry, but what my son must be feeling has got to be much worse. He seems to be doing well, but we told him if he feels he needs to talk to a professional to let us know. I think that he is hiding how bad things really were for him. I did not see him until two days ago. I was at our summer home and he told me to stay there, that I did not want to see him in this condition. I know that he was trying to protect me and my husband said that it was a good thing I did not see him. What my husband said that he was going to do to these little bastards is another story!

  • #2
    Sorry to hear this about your son.
    G.I.H.S.O. Going In Hot, Safety Off.

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    • #3
      I am sorry to hear about that. The sad thing is if he defended himself and injured one of the scum8ags, they would probably be pressing charges against your son. This is becoming such a sad world.
      He who lives with the most toys, wins.

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      • #4
        I am truly sorry that this has happened to your son. I was a victim of a gang attack. I was in fifth grade and was rounding the corner of the building when they hit me in the face with a 2x4. I was out, but that did not stop them. I was told later that the word had gotten around that they had attacked the wrong kid. It took me a little while before I would walk anywhere alone. Time is the healer of all wounds. Give him time and he will talk about it. You all are in our thoughts.

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        • #5
          Oh Littleone, I am so very sorry this happened to your son. :( I can only imagine the thoughts running through yours and your husband's heads. In my mind, I tortured the person over and over again who held a gun to my daughter's head while she was being robbed. He is probably running all of the could have's and should have's through his mind. Let him know he is in our thoughts and to keep his chin up. Again, very sorry. :(

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          • #6
            Thanks so much for the concern guys, it really means a lot to me. I am so sorry that some of you have experienced some sort of violence in your own lives. This is not the way it should be, but we know that it is reality. On a good note, my son came home yesterday all smiles and said "Look, I,m handsome again!" He just got back from the dentist with a brand new front tooth!

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            • #7
              So sorry to hear of this Littleone. Glad your son is on the mend. I'm sure the mental healing will take some time. From experience, I can attest that parts of it will never leave his mind, and it typically changes your behavior patterns for always. (I am much more aware of surroundings now no matter where I am and behave much differently now when out walking, in parking lots, etc.) My heart goes out to all of you.

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              • #8
                in that situation he did the best he could it was a learning curve i wish know one has o deal with at least he is alright hopefully some one will catch them and let justice be served i hope he heals inside and out
                the pack that plays together stays together

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                • #9
                  Thanks prkchp. My son has been staying at home a lot, which is not like him. He does have a best friend that he talks to often which I know is helping. I know that in time he will heal on the inside as he has on the outside, but as his mother it is a rough thing to watch him go through.

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                  • #10
                    I'm so sorry. what a terrible ordeal!
                    "Be Excellent to Each Other"

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                    • #11
                      [My son has been staying at home a lot, which is not like him.]

                      He is licking his wounds and contemplating the future....this is normal, be patient .... observant but patient he will come out when he's ready. Don't be surprised to see him show a sudden interest in the Martial Arts.
                      O.W.
                      Things are seldom what they seem.

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                      • #12
                        if you have a handgun let him OC it. virginia is a gold star open carry state. you don't have to be 21 to OC. CC would be a more viable option but not sure if you have to be 21 to get a permit. I always OC my Rock Island 1911. in colder weather I CC that + a ruger .357. I always have 1 gun and a knife at all times. ( gerber applegate folder,the big one). everyone has the right to go through life unaccosted, when someone attempts to violate that right they lose the right not to get shot. I'm not sayin to draw on everyone that may look like they're gonna do something but when you're in fear of serious injury or death. 5 on 1 is considered disparity of force and would justify a .45 speaking on your sons behalf.

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                        • #13
                          as crazy an dumb as this may sound this would be a great wayu to bring the family together and maybe take some martial arts classes or some kind of self defense class
                          the pack that plays together stays together

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                          • #14
                            If it was one of my family members, I'd be hitting up the neighborhood he was in trying to get myself mugged.... But then again, I always carry my gun and know how to handle myself and scum of the earth like the kids that did this! Tell your son to check into some Krav Maga classes if they have any locally. I also suggest him getting his CC permit as well... Hope everything turns out ok!
                            Wolverines!!!:D

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                            • #15
                              My son has talked about getting a handgun long before this incident happened, so I'm sure that is the way he will go once he turns 21 and takes the class to get his concealed weapon permit.

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