If you’re thinking about shaking hands with a (potentially) bad guy, you need to be prepared for the worst. So what can you do that keeps the person at ease while still preserving your safety?
Here’s a my tip for you… try a “fist bump” or even an elbow bump!
I came up with this solution while working on the streets and it served me well. I mean if you’ve got a problem on the streets, you might as well learn a street smart solution!
If you have another idea on how to solve this problem, please post a comment.
Let me know if you have a question you’d like me to answer in one of my weekly videos.
Stay Safe and Streetwise,
Larry Kaye, P.I.
P.S. – Don’t miss my special report titled… If You Want To Be a Private Investigator Give Up… Unless You Do These Three Things. You can get it on the home page of my blog.
UPDATE: March 7, 2018
According to news reports a 53-year-old man stabbed one Monterey County, California deputy and hurt another after they were called to check on him.
The man’s 72-year-old mother called authorities around 12:30 p.m. reporting her son had been acting “very aggressive.”
She told them she also though he was off his mental health medication.
Police responded and believed they had developed a relationship with him over many previous encounters. When they arrived, he asked to shake a deputy’s hand.
The deputy reached out with his right hand and the man stabbed the deputy’s left hand with a “thick 5-inch nail.”
He then threw large metal objects at deputies and wielded a sharp item like a sword, according to MCSO. He reportedly also threw one large metal object that pierced a vehicle trailer shielding a deputy.
Deputies used a stun gun on the man but he continued to throw metal at the deputies. Deputies fired a second stun gun, after which they took the suspect to the ground.
He continued fighting for five minutes, injuring another deputy before he was placed him in handcuffs.
Both deputies have been treated and are back on duty.
The man was evaluated at the local medical center then taken to the Monterey County Jail.
The man faces several charges including battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Just goes to show… ya’ gotta’ watch their hands!