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A very scary moment

Postby gracefromspace » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:24 am

A very scary moment ….A sign of things to come on a more regular basis?

This probably pertains more to New Zealand with regard to the very strict laws surrounding what is justifiable self defense, the legal ownership, use, and carrying of firearms, or any other “weapons”, but I hope some of you can please help me with some ideas and sound advice. Criminals arm themselves to the hilt here and seem to get away with it.


Last Friday afternoon my husband left our home here in a quiet rural area to travel to the nearest town some distance away for a doctors appointment. He decided to take his motorcycle for the ride as it was a nice day and he needed some “bike therapy” while he was on holiday. He had gone no further than approximately 15 km’s and reached a small one way bridge that runs over a stream, at which he had to slow down to ensure no traffic was coming in the opposite direction before he could cross, as full road visibility there is quite restricted. To his shock and utter amazement, 2 males (appearing to be in their 20’s) emerged from beside the bridge, one with a rifle which he pointed right at my husband in a very threatening way. It took him a few seconds to actually register exactly what was happening and act and make a mental note of their description and what they were wearing before he sped away from the scene. We don’t have mobile phone coverage in much of this area so he rode immediately to the nearest town which is a further 20 km’s away and went to the Police station to report the incident. The offenders appeared to be on foot with no vehicles in sight so they shouldn't have got far after this. 3 police cars were sent out to the area where it happened. The officers at the station told my husband that there had been a home robbery in the area beforehand and guns had been stolen. We did not hear anything back from the police until we rang ourselves today to ask what had eventuated and if they had caught the offender/s. It seems that they came back empty handed, perhaps put it in the too hard basket, and left it at that. So I spoke to another officer who is based at a different station and asked for some answers. He said he would be “coming out our way” today and could make some enquiries around the area (now 6 days after the event!!). We are still both in utter disbelief that this happened and the scumbags have so far gotten away with it. Is this a sign of things to come and the way emergency situations will continue to be handled by our law enforcement here? If so, what options do we have left to ensure our own safety in a criminal filled world, if law enforcement cannot deal with it or spare the time.

It is only in the last days since this happened that it has really sunk in with my husband and he has thought about what might have so easily have happened in a heartbeat. The reality was that anything could have happened in that few seconds that may have ended quite tragically, but very thankfully didn’t.
What can we do that will give us some peace of mind to enable us to act and avert a possible tragic outcome should something like this happen again in the future, when the current laws surrounding any means of self defense and weapons are so rigid, and the VICTIM is likely to be prosecuted for defending themselves, family, or home? These are some links to our current laws ...some of the advice suggested to protecting yourself and property are pathetic. Your thoughts please ….

http://www.police.govt.nz/services/fire ... -section-4

http://www.police.govt.nz/node/23130

http://www.police.govt.nz/safety/home.html
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Re: A very scary moment

Postby anitapreciouspearl » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:12 pm

Oh MY - Grace!!!!! I am so glad that it ended well for your DH.
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Re: A very scary moment

Postby MrHappyNZ » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:10 pm

I'm glad things turned out ok!

Is completely arse how it has been handled by the police though, thats bollocks :evil:
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Re: A very scary moment

Postby gracefromspace » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:42 pm

MrHappyNZ wrote:I'm glad things turned out ok!

Is completely arse how it has been handled by the police though, thats bollocks :evil:


It sure is MrHappy. I couldn't help but wonder how they would have dealt with this in an urban or city area...a very different outcome I should think. Because we are rural they seem to not give a damn & we have completely lost faith in feeling that we MAY be able to rely on them in an emergency situation, and this event gives us even more reason to deal with any future situations ourselves.

This is what they recommend if you have an intruder in your home or on your property....

Quote from Police Safety Website:

Emergency action

"Try to avoid any contact with the intruder.

Telephone the Police on 111 at the earliest opportunity that it is safe to do so.

A quick decision must be made to either secure yourself (children) in a safe room, or to escape from the home.

If you decide to secure yourself in a safe room, telephone your neighbours as well as the Police.

If you do encounter the intruder, try and move out of the way.

Call out to somebody else in the house to telephone the Police, even if you are alone.

You can attract attention by breaking windows and shouting loudly things like "Go away", "Get out of my home", "Somebody call the Police".

If you cannot avoid the intruder and shouting and making a noise has no effect, an alternative is to make yourself calm, then in a firm manner tell the intruder to leave. Being assertive is an important self defence technique.

Display a confident manner, hold your head up, pull your shoulders back, stand tall
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Re: A very scary moment

Postby gracefromspace » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:03 pm

...and I have also started to learn a second language that I am training my German Shepherds with and use as a means of alternative communication and commands. I'm told by specialist Schutzhund trainers that they respond very well to this, eventually learning to respond only to their new language commands from their handlers.
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Re: A very scary moment

Postby MrHappyNZ » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:58 pm

Lol funny "be assertive" hehe ... isn't it normally also recommended not to look potential attackers in the eyes? hmmm

Love idea of training them in a second language, great idea!
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Re: A very scary moment

Postby gracefromspace » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:37 am

Hilarious.... STILL no response back from police after 11 days .... So I guess meanwhile the idiots are still running around with a gun/s.

My dogs seem to be enjoying their new language commands and been very, very good with their responses. I'm a very proud "mum" :D I think my husband is also enjoying learning a second language with me, with the added benefit of being able to communicate in a way that most NZ people probably wouldn't understand..could come in handy in a sticky situation one day.
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