Originally Posted by poppasteel
Ya how do I do that exactly
PM a mod. Edit all your posts to say nothing until this gets deleted (you can go back and edit every post).
That being said, til this gets deleted, I just plain have to say that the "foolish" part was not in not calling the police after you left (sure that was something you probably should have done in hindsight). As others have clearly said which you do not seem to wish to admit, and probably should not for legal reasons (or perhaps do not even understand), the extremely "foolish" part was stopping period.
I only point this out because I do not wish this situation to befall anyone who would try to make the claim of "self defense", when people already have a skewed perception of what self-defense is without it being muddied by a situation like this where you had ample opportunity to extricate yourself from a bad situation -- several times.
Admittedly or not, consciously or not, because of your sense of pride, you put yourself in that situation, a situation that did not necessitate your presence EVER, you chose not to leave it, as such you face the consequences. I ride too, even IF you did foolishly stop, I know how quickly you could have left that scene at any point in time whatsoever, without ever drawing a weapon. "I got off my bike to defend my-[pride]-self" does not fly with me. The moment he started coming at you you could have been gone in a second, but you chose not to leave.
Originally Posted by Thunder71
Once you stopped you escalated it.
A good prosecutor will find this thread; get rid of it. (May still find it cached elsewhere on the internet as well. The sooner it's gone the better.) It is incriminating and shows an ignorance of the law, and ignorance is not a defense in a court of law.
I am sorry for your situation. Best of luck to you.