Adam Fox is damned lucky. Despite poor situational awareness and not having his gun on his hip, he was able to successfully defend himself against two BGs who attacked him at a Dayton gas station. Then he decided to get on line…
Watch the video. Fox was first approached by a random crackhead inside the gas station. He was then followed out to his car. From the video, he appears – to me – too nonchalant. He turns his back on the BG a number of times, no doubt hoping he’ll get the message and buzz off. No such luck.
Fox had gotten back in his car and was still engaged in conversation with the scumbag (um, why?) when he was attacked. Once Zippy the Crackhead started throwing haymakers, a friend materialized and joined in.
The gun was in his center console. If Fox had been attacked outside of the car, things probably would have turned out much worse for him. Fearing for his life, the driver used his legally carried pistol to defend himself. So it’s all good, right?
Not so much. It turns out Fox is also a member of the Ohioans for Concealed Carry Intertube forum. And four days after the incident, he went on line to tell his buddies what happened.
Fox wrote that he’d been told that the police had decided not to file charges. Also that he’d been in contact with his lawyer the entire time. My guess is that the attorney didn’t know he’d be recording his thoughts and description of events on line for everyone to see. One wrong word or turn of phrase and that decision not to prosecute can turn on a dime. All you need is a hyperactive district attorney.
As TTAG AI member Aaron Josie has put it so eloquently, if the worst happens and you have to defend yourself with your gun, STFU. And not just with the media, but on line, too. All this guy’s done is memorialize a fair amount of additional evidence that – to borrow a phrase – may be used against him in a court of law.
So let this be a lesson to our devoted Armed Intelligentsia. We hope you never have to defend yourself as Fox did. But if you do, have your gun on your hip. And don’t tell us about it, mkay?