There were a bunch of great answers in the comments last week, and everyone was right about what Justin did wrong. Those of you who have taken martial arts however, may be aware of the Sensei who takes pleasure in setting people up to make GREAT examples of what not to do. Justin was a victim here. The poor trusting sap!
Some people mentioned running away. DEFINITELY a better alternative. Sometimes however, you can't give people your back, and need to confuse or injure people before running. What if they have a gun? Is there time to call 911? Sometimes you really CAN'T avoid getting penned in by attackers, and you must fight hard to break out to the outside. There is no one right answer...except to do everything possible to PREVENT the need to use your self-defense knowledge. Justin should never have parked his car in a place where he'd have to walk alone, with no one about. That's a dangerous situation. And of course, all self-defense depends on context. Parking on a suburban street after dark is not the same as the Fruit Belt here in Buffalo, NY. ;)
And we have a new character mentioned by name here! I WONDER WHO HE IS AND IF HE'S MENTIONED ON THE CAST PAGE OOPS I JUST SPILLED SOME BEANS.
One last page in this arc! WHEE!
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