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  1. #1

    Nov 2006
    Whites MXT
    62 times

    Predator shovels make great self defense weapons......

    says the guy who thought it was a great idea to try and rob me today while i was digging. I was near an old fort site today when some guy approached me and started asking me what i was doing. After telling him what i was up to, he asked me for $2 and i declined. He then took about 2 steps away and then comes up and grabs my arm. I dropped my machine and proceeded to swing my shovel and connected right in the middle of his face. After he fell to the ground, i picked my stuff up and drove off. It's real easy to get caught up in your own world while digging and have headphones on, but it always pays to be aware of your surroundings and to have eyes in the back of your head

  2. #2
    Mar 2012
    South Jersey
    Whites Eagle Spectrum,Whites Coinmaster 6000 DI Pro
    159 times
    Metal Detecting
    Good job! I always carry pepper spray..My city was settled in the 1680's and there's alot of cool places to hunt but there's sadly alot of crime here now..gotta watch your back
    Last edited by JohnnyMac; Apr 06, 2012 at 08:44 PM.

  3. #3
    17123105628 is my cell

    Apr 2008
    MV, IA
    Minelab Explorer II w/ 12 x 9 NEL coil, Minelab pinpointer and Deep woods headphones.
    212 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Glad that your ok and from that dude you hit I hope its his last. Thats why I hunt with a buddy but if not I pack a blade or a 9mm with me. I already had the same thing happen to me but I was in my trunk putting away my detector. A guy walked up and ask Q's but then he got a little personal and to close. Then the dude looked in my trunk and saw my new Para .45 sitting in case. I told him, "If you going to rob me Im broke, thats why Im detecting goof". The guy took off running and yes I called the police.
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  4. #4
    It's dangerous to be right when those with a thimbleful of perceived authority are wrong.

    Mar 2012
    White's MXT, DFX, GMT and Fisher F5
    124 times
    Metal Detecting
    Good job. I would still be careful how I worded what happened were I you. Shitheads like to turn failed robberies into "That guy assaulted me" and HE will have the wounds to show it. I've seen it happen.
    Last edited by Diggit; Apr 06, 2012 at 08:48 PM.

  5. #5
    Nov 2007
    Garrett AT PRO
    7 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Yea,, Thats scary Stuff I carry a water scoop and my knife .. No headphones when I Hunt the beach at night,,,,,, and always a hunting partner... glad you ok ...
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  6. #6
    Mar 2011
    Garrett Ace 250
    19 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I would say you split his nose open, that shovel has some jagged teeth! Good for you though, I'm glad you're okay.
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  7. #7
    Mar 2012
    N. Middle Tennessee
    Fisher 1266x & 1280 Aquanaut, White's XLT
    222 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Glad you posted this. I usually hunt by myself, sometimes in fairly isolated places. I hadn't really thought about anything like that happening, but I think I will start taking some protection with me now, especially since I'm on the small side. Glad you're ok.

  8. #8

    Feb 2010
    In a scary area
    Minelab CTX 30 30 - Minelab X Calibur 1000
    1744 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    he got what was coming to him, I would have done the same should have hit him again once for good luck...

  9. #9
    Wheres The Gold

    Feb 2010
    Vancouver WA
    Chug)Whites Classic 5 ID, (Red Whites Coin master Pro) Chug and Reds New Additions Give It Up>> Garrett's AT Pro Buttercup>> Garrett's Ace 250 Show Me the Money>> Garrets Ace 400
    2319 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Glad Your Ok!!! Thats Why I dont Werar Headphone's!!! At Least Keep 1 Ear Uncovered!!!

    Now that red Hunts With me We have 2 sets of eyes To Keep a watch out, GOD HELP ANYONE WHO EVER TRYS TO HARRASS OR HARM RED!!! First they will Have to Deal With Her!!! That Dangourous In Its Self The Smiley's are For My Amusment!!!! She Can Be Very Resoursful As She Has Proven A Few times!!! Then They Would Have to Deal With With Her 6'4" 240 pound Angry Husband
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    "It cant Always Be Silver Or Gold But It Is A Hell Of an Experience Pulling It Out Of the Dirt"

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  10. #10
    Mar 2012
    Calif by the Bay
    MXT- AT Pro- Ace 350
    16 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Yes, it's not that safe out there anymore. I think I need a zapper for a 20' range. I'd feel real safe then. Nobody's getting my metal detector! Glad your safe! Giving him one more whack wouldn't have hurt, just for good measure! lol

  11. #11
    May 2010
    E-Trac, AT PRO, XLT and Ace 250
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    This is exactly why I carry a Glock or an LCP when detecting secluded areas!
    1876 Seated Quarter - oldest

  12. #12
    Jun 2008
    Minelab Explorer XS Minelab E-trac
    367 times
    Banner Finds (2)
    He got what he desered, good job. I hunt in very old park in Newark and on two seperatre occasions while hunting alone I got advice from the police. First time a NJ state trooper asked me about what I was doing and I showed him a few items. He told me what I already know about this being a VERY bad area. He saw my lesche shovel in my hand and said " Be alert and protect yourself. If you find yourself in danger I would take that shovel and push it through their eye into the brain" The other time a local Newark cop told me pretty much the same thing, " Dont be afraid to use deadly force to protect yourself if confonted in a bad situation."

  13. #13
    USMC Semper Fi

    Jan 2012
    New York/Florida
    Garrett ACE 350, Pro-pointer, Bounty Hunter Tracker II
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I am new to this only been at it for about 6-8 months and I thought about this before, I'm 63, retired law enforcement but have had both knees replaced not as steady on my feet. I do carry a knife along with my Lesch Landshark shovel but I also have a Glock I may carry and think when possible I will shed the headphones
    Cleaning up America and getting rich, one pop-top and penny at a time.


  14. #14

    Mar 2012
    Riverside, CA
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 202, Tesoro Tiger Shark, Garret Pin Pointer
    183 times
    Metal Detecting
    Glad u could protect urself. Wth wrong with pol now a days

  15. #15

    Jan 2007
    TEKNETICS T-2 LTD, Fisher F-75, White's MXT w/ 11 x 14" Excelerator Coil, WHITES Pulse TDI, WHITES Beach Hunter ID, Garrett Propointer and Lesche Digging Tool
    268 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (12)
    Good Job! What type of Predator shovel were you using if I might ask Hope it was the big Relic Pro or the Raven!


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