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Man Reports Being Threatened with Pistol after Asking for Directions

The reported incident occurred at the Barrow County Health Department.

A Winder resident called police May 6 to report being threatened with a pistol after asking a stranger for directions. 

The reported incident occurred about 3:30 p.m. at the , and the complainant told an officer with the that he had asked an unknown white male for directions. The complainant said the stranger then pulled a pistol out of his holster and responded, "No I don't have directions."

The complainant then said he left the health department to call police. When an officer arrived, the suspect had departed.

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Deanna Allen June 12, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Is this a sign of the times or an "Only in Winder" incident?
Dan P. June 12, 2012 at 11:23 PM
I'd be interested in hearing "other details" about this incident. I know that a lot of times, "thugs" will often ask for a cigarette, the time, or directions immediately before robbing a person. It's entirely possible that the person with the gun was a little too jumpy (but legitimately concerned for his safety).
Robert Harrington June 12, 2012 at 11:43 PM
And women wonder why men hate to ask directions! :-)
Deanna Allen June 13, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Lol!
Albert Gump Kaye June 13, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Thugs are also known to say hello and ask how you are doing before robbing you.Another perfectly reasonable reason to pull a gun on someone....just in case.
Wayne Hanson June 13, 2012 at 12:12 PM
I agree with Dan P. I carry all the time. If some shady character approaches me I'm going to do the same thing. Thats what guns are for and it shouldn't be a crime to pull a gun on some one to get them off of you if you fee threatened or uncomfortable if they come up to you.
Buford T. Justice June 13, 2012 at 02:35 PM
If you feel so threatened by someone asking directions that you need to show them your pistol, you are really petty and insecure. I hope having your gun compensates for what you are obviously lacking!
nate June 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Hand to hand combat training?

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