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Advice on how to not get mugged?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by chip_gilkey, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. chip_gilkey

    chip_gilkey Well-Known Member

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    I go to Ohio State and within the last week there has been like 4 robberies at gunpoint around the periphery of campus, in other words **** is gettin real here. This kind of has me concerned about going out.

    Does anyone who has lived in a large city have any advice or practical tips to avoid being shaken down? Obviously don't go down that dark alley at 2am is one tip.
  2. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Jeez. I guess just stay in well populated areas and like you'd said, avoid dark places at odd hours where less people are likely to be around. And I'd try to stay in groups and avoid walking around alone. Sorry to hear, stay safe.
  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    -Walk in groups...

    -Try to stay in well-lit areas.

    -Call campus police before leaving to ask for security. Sometimes they'll provide an escort if it's real late.

    -Push the school to add more lighting in and around campus.

    -Keep your cellphone close to you at all times.

    Just some tips that we had to adhere to when I went to UH.
  4. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    I conceal carry so I don't care where I go. ;)


    Oh wait...you want my wallet....got that right herrrrreeeee...just a ...Heyyy where you goin???

    :laugh2:
  5. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    Don't go to Ohio state
  6. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    Walk holding your cell phone up to your ear could be one deterrent.
  7. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    All good advise, but the absolute best advise. Be keenly aware of your surroundings.

    Most muggers sneak up on their victim (or get in a place where the victim walks up on them)

    Don't just enter hallways, alleys or closed spaces (like building entrance ways) without first inspecting the area.

    Also keep an eye on whoever is around you. They are watching you before they attempt to mug you.
  8. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Cell phone + sneakers.. Pepper spray also.

    Protein and a gym membership may help as well.
  9. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    what are the gun laws like there?
  10. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    a girl here was robbed at gunpoint (or something like a gun) recently too.

    She was in the garage of an apartment complex, and it was late. I would say, in that situation,

    1) don't wear headphones / listen to music
    2) have a fake wallet to hand over. Include fake credit cards, maybe a few real dollars.
    3) have your google # on speed dial...why? because if you dial it while in the process, it will go to voicemail...which will automatically record the crime, at least audio. this allows too if they have a getaway car, and they take your phone, at least a small opportunity for you to get some info from them before they discover that the phone is in a call. But, if you kept the cell phone, it's a great way to record your description of the assailants and getaway vehicle right after the incident.
  11. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    If you have an iphone you should download a GPS tracker so if they take it you can find them.
  12. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    trasnfer to michigan
  13. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    If you carry a decent amount of cash.


    Make one stash small bills and hide the bigger bills in other pocket.

    Pull out the smaller stash in a wrinkled manner :)
  14. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    +1 Right with you.
  15. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Avoid Jaamal Berry at all costs.

    :D
  16. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Walk around completely nude.
  17. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Don't talk on your phone when you're walking at night or text -- stay aware of your surroundings.

    Catch a cab when you can if you can, or ride with friends, etc. Stay in groups.

    Don't look like a target.
  18. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Sneakers = BS. You'll only get shot and die tired. :laugh2:
  19. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    You still will get mugged for that, you'll just be getting mugged behind bars. A far worse mugging, at that.
  20. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Walk and look like you know where you are going. Even if you don't.

    Be aware of your surroundings. Get off your phone etc. Walk and look at your world. If you need to check email or take a call, get in a secure place or bar :)

    You are a kid in school, who would want your PBR beer money? :)

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