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Brave or Silly?

Brave or Silly?

Brave   64% (9)
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2015/01/24 13:55:27 (permalink)
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Brave or Silly?

Man attempts to catch machete wielding robber in London two days ago.
Brave or silly?
 

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    TheThumper
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    Re: Brave or Silly? 2015/01/24 14:19:43 (permalink)
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    Even more silly are the machete wielding robber's running mechanics. He wouldn't need a machete if he could run. True story.
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    Re: Brave or Silly? 2015/01/24 14:27:05 (permalink)
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    Brave because he actually tried to do something and not just stand there but he did it in a bit of a silly way.
     
    It wouldve been so easy to clip the blokes leg onto his other one as he was running he would've gone straight down.
     
    I still have lots of respect for him though. The funny thing is I know the street well the police station is about 100 meters away.



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    Re: Brave or Silly? 2015/01/24 14:30:27 (permalink)
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    brave and silly.
    I know what i would do. I think?
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    Re: Brave or Silly? 2015/01/24 14:37:12 (permalink)
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    I suspect he's looking back at that thinking "what on earth was I playing at"?
     
    Adrenaline kicks in and we do things that in many ways defy logic. I don't condemn him but I do think he was silly. Far better to have taken in as much detail as possible and been the best witness he could be. Risking your life for material possessions is rather silly IMO. To protect people, sure, of course, but for shiny objects that are insured, not clever.
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    Re: Brave or Silly? 2015/01/24 14:48:24 (permalink)
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    I think bravery usually has an element of stupidity to it. It wouldn't be brave otherwise; you do something knowing it has a risk attached. So I go for brave. Not a chance I would have done the same.
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    Re: Brave or Silly? 2015/01/24 14:48:51 (permalink)
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    I suspect he's looking back at that thinking "what on earth was I playing at"?
     
    Adrenaline kicks in and we do things that in many ways defy logic. I don't condemn him but I do think he was silly. Far better to have taken in as much detail as possible and been the best witness he could be. Risking your life for material possessions is rather silly IMO. To protect people, sure, of course, but for shiny objects that are insured, not clever.



    1 thing I will add to that though just to put a bit more light on why he did what he did. This clip is very small if you see the full clip which they showed on the news he was one of the people being held up in the shop.
     
    They come running out and he comes out the shop after them if I remember right. So maybe a bit more adrenaline pumping and anger as im guessing he just had just been held gunpoint which the first guy that walks out has.
     
    He doesnt know the guy has the machete he was the lookout.
     
    Just found the full clip. The last guy to run after them and run back was a off duty copper
     
    https://uk.news.yahoo.com...9665.html?vp=1#cchFSI6
     
     
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    Re: Brave or Silly? 2015/01/24 14:50:44 (permalink)
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    wanna be hero until machete swings
    then he runs faster than Bolt
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    Re: Brave or Silly? 2015/01/24 14:50:44 (permalink)
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    wanna be hero until machete swings
    then he runs faster than Bolt
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    Re: 2015/01/24 15:47:07 (permalink)
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    Depends on the guy doesn't it? I know a few fellas who could move so fast they'd not likely get hit unless the guy with the machete was a master swordsman. Brave if you know what you're doing and silly if your just reacting and playing hero.
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    Re: 2015/01/24 15:52:32 (permalink)
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    Brave
     







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    Re: 2015/01/24 16:00:07 (permalink)
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    Silly... if it was a person that had been robbed , fair enough. Chasing after a man who has robbed a Jewler is silly IMO, they are insured after all, and I bet the staff didnt try and stop them so why should he

      




     
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    Re: 2015/01/24 16:16:28 (permalink)
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    Silly...
     
    Funny thing is that Bishopsgate Police Station is about 20 seconds from there, surely could have easily got some police out if a panic alarm was set off within the shop.
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    Re: 2015/01/25 02:50:22 (permalink)
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    It's pretty clear he had no idea the bloke had a machete, he was running up from behind expecting an easy takedown and would look a hero. Guy doesn't go down easy and then pulls out a fcuk-off penknife and he (rightly) absolutely sh1ts himself.
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    Re: 2015/01/25 09:58:40 (permalink)
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    The machete was hidden down an outside compartment in his trousers when the guy gave chase so I'd say brave. I doubt he'd have ran after him if he was swinging it.
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    Re: 2015/01/25 10:52:05 (permalink)
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    Well he wasn't brave, as he ran like a little bitch when he see the machete, so the complete opposite of brave.

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    Re: 2015/01/25 11:52:47 (permalink)
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    Would you have ran towards a guy with a machete? Like I said before it's different if you're confident you can avoid getting hit but deliberately running towards a man weilding a dangerous knife sounds more silly to me. You're confusing cowardice with self preservation.
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    Re: 2015/01/25 13:04:17 (permalink)
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    I carry a pair of anti cut kevlar gloves, look like any winter glove just for this reason. Also have a sports jacket & hoody that is kevlar lined and will take big slashes and stabs and even low powered/old surplus pistol rounds.  The gloves are good for blade grabs. Just being prepared thats all. Just clever fabrics nothing OTT. All low pro
    . I think if you had training fair enough take him on. I wouldnt hesitate but I do not have a family to take are of etc if it all goes the wrong way.
    Coming home from work as usual to family, only never to show up and your place at the dinner table empty. Not good.
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    Re: 2015/01/25 13:06:34 (permalink)
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    out of interest why do you feel the need to?
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    Re: 2015/01/25 17:22:55 (permalink)
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    Well he wasn't brave, as he ran like a little bitch when he see the machete, so the complete opposite of brave.

    SO the situation in front of him changes and he backs off?....and you think that's the opposite of brave lol?
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