In the News: Woman Assaulted at Pentagon City Mall

Even in the most genteel of locations, violent people willing to commit violent crime walk amongst us.

Pentagon City is a very upscale mall fashion centerĀ in well-heeled Arlington, VA. It’s well lit, secure and full of high-end shops, kiosks and department stores.

Apparently, a woman in line at Victoria’s Secret got cut in front of by two other women and confronted the line-cutters. The two calmly paid for their purchases and proceeded to turn around and lay a beating on the complaintant.

A couple takeaways:

  • You might not be a savage. It doesn’t matter. You will interact with them.
  • Confronting people may result in consequences, in this case, a moderate-to-severe beat-down. Pick your battles. Being “right” doesn’t mean you win.
  • Learn to defend yourself. You don’t have to fight back offensively to hold off an attacker defensively until help arrives. Just because someone throws a punch at your face doesn’t mean you’re required to take it in the face.

Read more at Arlington NOW.

About Andy

Andy is a veteran of OEF and OIF and currently works in the surveillance industry, keeping an eye on the bad guys. He's been an NRA Certified instructor for over two years.
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