May 03, 2005

Four Guys with Machetes. What Do You Do?

So this Malaysian dude gets carjacked by four thugs armed with machetes. These dudes were some tough mo-fos:

But having stripped the car, the thieves became frustrated when they wanted to restart it. They found they again could not bypass the immobiliser, which needs the owner's fingerprint to disarm it.

They stripped Mr Kumaran naked and left him by the side of the road - but not before cutting off the end of his index finger with a machete.

Sheeeit. Now at the risk of doing some Monday-morning quarterbacking, what could you do in such a situation? This sort of scenario planning is good tactical preparation. I covered it somewhat in my Fighting Multiple Attackers and Mind over Matter articles.

Bonus points if you think through the scenario using all levels of the force continuum: unarmed techniques, less-lethal weapons (pepper spray? ASP?), and firearms.

Triple bonus points if you first considered getting into your vehicle, locking the doors, and then running over the bad guys. This malaysian dude had a Mercedes, after all. Aren't they built like tanks? Who needs a 150 grain projectile when you have a 3500 lb one?

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