I thought I would like to start a thread about the Bravest thing you have ever done. These very often can be the most stupid too (or at least in my case). I will tell the one that comes to mind with me and I would love to read others.
About 4 years ago, I lived in Vancouver. I was going coming back from a store and getting back onto my motorbike in preperation to leave. My bike was parked in front of a liqourstore (The Eldorado to those that know Vancouver). I noticed some guy walking in wearing one of those grey sweatsuit jackets with a hood and sunglasses. Almost immediatly thereafter people starting running out and one guy yelled “robbery!!” I called 911 on my cellphone and took a bit of a peek through the door to see what was going on. A teller came running out yelling for help. She ran to the nearby bar. I saw that a guy was struggling with the robber and he had his hands full. At this time the woman on 911 was telling me to stay talking to her on the phone and let her know what was happening since the cops where on the way. I made a judgement call and told her I couldn’t since I had to help the guy in the store. I tossed my phone to a bystander and ran in and jumped on the robber. Shortly after I got on him a bouncer from to bar ran in and joined us. We subdued the asshole on the ground, and the original guy who did the struggling with the robber just started pounding on his head (I found out later because he peppersprayed him). We held him down for about 3 minutes until the cavelry came and handcuffed him. They thanked us and took our statements. Upon searching him, the cops discovered 2 knives in his pockets and drug paraphenalia (sp?). He was a herion junkie or something. He came in, peppersprayed the teller and “guard” (bouncer from next door), and basically the bouncer tried to do his job…pretty damn good to considering he was more or less blind at the time from the spray.
Upon telling the story to my folks, girlfriend and coworkers the next day I was more or less chewed out for being stupid but brave at the same time. In hindsight I can understand why.
Anyone else? Thoughts?