Thursday, August 13, 2009

More Homeless

Your body armor is layers of fabric. Homeless people often wear many layers of clothing and frequently have all the pockets filled with stuff. Homeless people can be nearly bullet proof. Given that many are mentally disturbed, on drugs or alcohol they can be a difficult opponent. The streets are a rough place and the homeless that make it very long are often pretty tough.

While it is a good idea to get to know your homeless, you should use extreme caution when you first approach them. Many homeless have had bad police contacts in the past, so they may not see you as the good guy. Many homeless often carry weapons, I have taken many knives off of them over the years. Knives are cheap and easy to get. Watch their hands. Talk to them at a distance at first, even when trying to get friendly.

The homeless are often dirty and even carrying diseases and parasites. Proper precautions are a must. Wear rubber gloves if you think you may have to touch them. Wash your hands afterwards with warm water and soap. Use disinfectant on yourself and on your equipment and vehicle if they ride in your car. A handy spray can of Lysol can make your car smell a lot better after taking one of these folks downtown; that's what the SGT Says.

4 comments:

Protect_and_Serve said...

Homeless people carry knives. Period.

Bunkermeister said...

I have known of them carrying up to seven knives. That's a lot.

Texas Ghostrider said...

Most of the knives they carry are kitchen knives and steak knives. The DA in my county wont accept UCW on them because they are eating utenials, even though they are used for "other" purposes.....

The homeless know this....

Bunkermeister said...

I have found them with kitchen knives and steak knives frequently. They are cheap from both dollar stores and Goodwill stores.

If you want to try and get a filing, do this; document that they are not carrying any other eating utensils, ask them why they carry these "eating utensils" and if they say "protection" you have an admission. Might work.