Why We Carry: Woman Is Attacked At Gas Station Following Minor Fender-Bender


The Robbery Division of the Houston Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in identifying an individual implicated in a serious robbery incident.

This occurrence transpired on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at approximately 4:10 am, involving a minor collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle in the parking area of a convenience store located on the 4000 block of Tidwell, in Houston, Texas. The victim reported being confronted by a man who claimed she had collided with his motorcycle and proceeded to threaten her with a firearm. The victim tried to distance herself, walking into the convenience store, but the assailant followed and assaulted her, subsequently stealing her keys and credit cards before escaping from the scene.

Importance of De-escalation Techniques and Training

De-escalation techniques and training are crucial for preventing the exacerbation of confrontational or potentially harmful situations. Such techniques often involve verbal communication, body language, and conflict resolution strategies designed to defuse tension and avoid the escalation of violence.

Importance of Personal Protection

While it’s paramount to de-escalate tense situations when possible, it’s also prudent to have means of personal protection available. Carrying a self-defense tool, like pepper spray or a firearm, can provide an individual with a sense of security and an additional option should they find themselves in a threatening situation. However, any such tools should be used responsibly and in compliance with local laws. It’s also vital to maintain awareness of one’s surroundings and to avoid engaging with potential threats whenever possible, choosing instead to prioritize personal safety and seek help when needed. Balancing awareness, de-escalation techniques, and responsible self-defense can help individuals navigate unsafe situations more effectively.

About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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