that is a big trend around my area as well. It hasnt gotten to that level yet, but i fear it will. they will come up to you asking for a couple dollars b/c they ran out of gas or some crap. Family friend of ours had a purse stolen from her shopping cart (the gas stations these have been happening at are next to a grocery) as she loaded her car. My parents have been asked for money repeatedly but no harm has happened yet. My dad always has a loaded 1911 with him, but my mom doesnt carry. I have been bugged a couple times, and i politely told them to F*** off. the police around here don't seem to care either.
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Ignorance can be fixed....its called education. Stupid will get you killed!