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Old 03-04-2005, 04:31 PM   #63
DaveO
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Re: SD Question - Pizza Parlor Attack

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Larry Camejo wrote:
Hi Mike,

Funny you should ask that.

This topic is posted on Budoseek.net as well and also has some interesting opinions.

The general premise on the original mailing list was that the subject of the attack lacked awareness of his surroundings and the degree of danger he was in and basically should have taken the opportunity to get out of the place before it escalated to the physical assault. It appeared that the cell phone somehow had him psychologically insulated and distracted from what was going on around him (much like drivers who use cell phones and cause accidents by ignoring their surroundings).
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Hi again, Larry.

Great response and summary - I was wondering if one of us should put it up on the mailing list we both share - it'd be interesting to see what those folks say about it as well.

Answers are only easy when they're incomplete.
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