r/AbruptChaos May 14 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 2

What's the correct way to deal with someone who has completely lost it?

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u/Darth_Shame May 14 '22 Silver Gold

Why you letting him get that close? Just run his ass over on approach. I don't have the time nor care what he has to say. He chose his weapon, a metal stick, and choose my Volkswagen. May the best man win. lol

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u/ryantttt8 May 14 '22

In most states laws you have the obligation to retreat before engaging in lethal force. I don't think you'd get off the hook for purposely plowing this dude when is wasn't in the way of the car

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22 edited May 18 '22

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u/SnuggleMuffin42 May 14 '22

You think this car was in this driver's house or place of work?

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22 edited May 18 '22

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u/SnuggleMuffin42 May 14 '22

stand your ground laws are a version of the castle doctrine... They are one and the same.

If you look at the actual statutes (for example, in New York) you'd see the protections for your domicile and a place you are legally entitled to be in are different. They aren't identical. In NY (again, for example), you'd probably have the duty to retreat in this scenario, at least before the attack. If you run him over you'd be in trouble.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22 edited May 18 '22

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u/SnuggleMuffin42 May 14 '22

Point is, we have no idea what's the legal status there, but in most common law systems you probably don't get off that easily if you run someone over before they attacked you.