06-03-2019, 08:56 AM
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Houston Texas
Interesting Experience at Home Depot yesterday
Ms Tejun and I headed to HD to buy some landscaping items for a flower bed in front of our Townhouse. It was fairly early on Sunday morning so there were not a ton of people there (the way I like it). When we got out of the truck we were looking at the portable buildings and a car passed us slowly in the parking lot heading through the section you can drive through to get mulch, topsoil etc. It seemed odd but I diverted my attention to the buildings. We went in to the gardening area and had located the retainer bricks we were looking for and I'd loaded 13 of them on a cart. As we were about to make our way to the checkout, I heard some noise coming from inside the store and then looked in that direction and saw several (like 5 or 6) people running our way. Two individuals had shopping carts they were pushing. Some of the individuals were employees identified by their orange aprons and it really looked like some sort of race. I thought maybe it was a new employee indoctrination or something. they were headed toward the outside entrance of the gardening area when one of the Home Depot employees started yelling shut the gates !
I then realized a chase was on for some guys trying to bail out with shopping carts full of construction type tools (drills, saws, etc). Not knowing what to expect, I grabbed Ms Tejun and we headed toward the rear of gardening area behind the landscape pavers to a vantage point where I could easily see what was going on. A customer managed to shove one of them to the ground and he got up, and they both bolted for a waiting car...... the one I watched when I got there.
This was a good example of just how fast things can happen and how you have to quickly assess the situation and make a decision (hopefully the right one) on what actions to take. I had reached back and put my hand on my Micro 380 but never felt I was in any danger and needed to draw it though.
My Kimber Collection
Stainless Ultra Raptor - 9mm
Micro 380 Stainless Raptor
Micro 380 Stainless
Micro 9 Stainless