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Last evening about 6PM I got a call from someone who could hardly speak English who wanted to see my house (for sale by owner). We set it up for 6PM the next evening. He calls back about 6:15 and says he will be there in 20 minutes and I say OK. My wife says she don't like it and tells me I should arm myself. Something just seemed creepy so I do and we wait until 6:45 and I call him. I ask where is he and he stutters and stammers and says he is here. I'm at my front door and tell him he isn't here he stalls with jib jab talk in Spanish and after about a minute of not letting me get a word in I say are you alone. More stalling and he says yeah but I here other voices so I ask him if he is bulletproof. He stalls again and says what you mean. I told him if he isn't alone don't come and if he ain't bulletproof don't come or he would leave full of holes if I see gang bangers. (I got that line from someone else on this forum) He tells me he'll call back and hangs up. Immidietly called 911, told the dispatcher what happened and that I was legally armed but did not want to shoot anyone so please get the Sherrif here ASAP. Two units show up about 25 minutes later. I held my hands in the air with CCW in hand, said I was the homeowner and legally armed. I offered to surrender my weapon. Female officer asked where it was and removed it from the IWB holster. She asked would I mind if she cleared it for their safety. I said sure, full mag + 1 in the pipe. She took the report while the other LEO ran my CCW and gun serial number. They were very professional and all went very smooth. They returned my gun and ammo and said reload whenever I want. The guy never showed, I left more lights than usual on and the pistol on not in the night table. I don't think I overeacted and it seems the cell phone is stolen. Any updates I'll keep y'all posted.
 

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No second guessing here. You did what you felt was necessary for your family's protection. I always trust my first instinct and let it guide me. Showing real estate is always risky and with the many homes for sale now there is surely going to be BG's who will try to take advantage of the unsuspecting. Stay armed, stay safe.
 

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At least you had a plan. I wonder how many of the rest of us do.
 

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Glad everything turned out ok for you. Would have been more interesting if you had a nice story about you shooting the hell out of Bg's trying to rob you. :drinks
 

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Since when is running the serial number on your SD weapon SOP?
 

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Since when is running the serial number on your SD weapon SOP?
I would say it is not but they do check numbers to see if it was stolen or had been recorded as being used in a previous crime. As far as I can tell they were just doing there job, covering all the bases so to speak..
 

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Since when is running the serial number on your SD weapon SOP?
No chit. Did they run the vin on his car, too? I think I'd be just a tad bit steamed if I'd called the cops and they TRY to start running numbers on my firearms....ain't happening.

Monroe County's finest, I guess.
 

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Update...

The guy has not called again, the phone was stolen and all is well, however, there was a home invasion here a couple days ago. Not likely related to my incedent, the BG was black, armed and acted alone. In my case there were more than one and Latino. He snatched a gold chain from the womans neck, threatened to shoot her in the head, looted through her purse for the cash and shot her in the leg before leaving. Lucky for her the bullet passed clean through and she is fine. BG not caught yet. What are we thinking letting these animals walk our streets, nobody in my opinion has a valid reason why they are not in prison. That woman could very well have been killed by what is most likely a man with a rap sheet. OK, I vented, feel a little better now!
 

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showing a vacant house

I'm presently showing my old house (now vacant) out in the 'burbs. I am still waiting for my license in the mail, but I keep my gun securely encased in the car when I drive out and tuck it IWB when I arrive. (I can't wait for my license to arrive.)

I usually clear the house when I first get there to make sure it's empty and then use caution when showing to prospective "tenants" that I don't know. I don't take the gun out of my IWB holster and securely encase it in the console until I'm pulling out of the driveway. Better safe than sorry.

I'm glad your story had a happy ending. Good instincts to call the police and to warn off the guy who wanted to see it.

- Str8Shooter
 

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I'm glad everything worked out safely. Never mistake or second-guess your intuition.
 

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Judging by the number of "for sale by owner" signs in town, the BG probably got lost and went to the wrong house!

FWIW I have had just the opposite experience with KWPD. Even in the old LT. Al Flowers (ret'd) days they never gave me any such hassle with a CCW. I was at Schooner's once when a BG tried to rob Evelina. He never saw me behind him until I pressed my barrel to his neck. Took his gun and 4 other patrons took him down.

I had both guns in my possession when Lt. Al showed up (For those that don't know... Al Flowers was the Key West edition of Barney Fife). A bunch of KWPD showed later including some brass.... They never took my personal weapon, or even did anything more than a cursory glance at my license.

Of course maybe their attitude was because of Evelina's celebrity and gratitude towards me (I still don't pay for a drink there).
 

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The LEO's that responded were Sherrif's Dept. not KWPD. I really think they were great the way they handled it. I have not carried at Schooner Wharf because we usually sit at the bar and don't hang out on Duval much because of all the fights now. After 31 years here we are ready to move. The place doesn't even resemble the Key West of the 70's, 80's or 90's. The rich that winter here came becaused they liked the lifestyle and now have changed it to resemble their home town. The younger people have absolutly no respect for anybody. They get boozed up and look for trouble. Too much hassle for me.
 

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The place doesn't even resemble the Key West of the 70's, 80's or 90's. The rich that winter here came becaused they liked the lifestyle and now have changed it to resemble their home town. The younger people have absolutly no respect for anybody. They get boozed up and look for trouble. Too much hassle for me.
Unfortunately true! I have a place up near Sarasota too (80 year old parents live there), and find myself staying up in SRQ more and more. I've been in KW long enough to remember the shrimp boats in KW Bight.... Caroline St sure wasn't a boutique then!
 

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Yeah, you didn't want to be around the Bight after dark. It's really nice now but not so safe. The young crowd thinks kicking ass is fun and downtown is a playground now for these gangsta wanna be's. I'm sure it's bad all over, it's a damn shame.
 
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