Originally Posted by billofrights
but if you scream "fire" people come look because everyone wants to see a good fire.
I've heard this too. On the other hand, if I'm ever in that situation I think I'd want to both attract attention and create good witnesses, so I'd probably scream something like "drop the knife!" or "don't shoot me!" or whatever instead.
Tammy (in Santa Barbara County)
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