Last night my boyfriend informed me that late at night if I drive alone people will try to get in car accidents with me so they can steal my car and mug me.
So it got me thinking, when do we draw the line between aggravated assault, attempted murder and self-defense?
Here are some semi-case studies to ponder:
- Someone is running at your car with a baseball bat and is bent on smashing your windshield and eating your babies. You are at a red light, there is a car behind you so you cannot back away. It appears that your only choice is to run the sucker over before he gets close. Would you do it?
- You’re driving home alone at night on an empty street. You stop to let a pedestrian walk by and they pull out a magnum and point it at your face. You can tell the safety is still on and have seconds to accelerate and get the f*$k out of there. Is it not justified to roll on over the gunman on your way out?
I don’t know, I’m not an authority. I don’t even think I could run someone over but this sure makes me think twice about assaulting someone driving a 2 ton vehicle.