When some people are after you, resisting is a good idea.
- An Athens man smacked an intruder with a baseball bat after the guy kicked his door in, and the guy ran away with his door-kicking friends.
- A woman in Norcross beat back a man who sprayed her with pepper spray and then tried to choke her while she cleaned a hotel room. Her quick thinking helped get her to safety.
But when the police are after you, resisting generally leads to more trouble.
- A Barrow County man whose dogs attacked officers trying to arrest him lost his dogs in that exchange.
- Running from the police might also lead you to end up in a tree with a deputized dog on your tail, which is what happened to a possible burglary suspect in Oconee County.
- It's better, if you're caught with a bunch of metal that doesn't belong to you, just to stop the truck, like these folks did.
- And when nobody's after you, you might be best off just leaving them alone. Don't get out of the car and confront people after they throw a cup at your windshield. Don't get in a big fight about credit card charges at the Pizza Hut. Don't go slashing tires on neighborhood security vehicles.
There's enough trouble in the world without going looking for it.