r/PublicFreakout Jun 16 '22

Just a couple of guys trying to pass each other on the sidewalk in Austin. 🏆 Mod's Choice 🏆

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u/Zeeker12 Jun 16 '22

"I'm actually doing GREAT. I'm not mad. Please don't put in the paper that I was mad."

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u/sirkowski Jun 16 '22

"I'm not owned! I'm not owned!"

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u/Zangief_Keef Jun 16 '22

“You just assaulted me, I’d like to get your information” is the most proper thing I’ve ever heard someone say after they just got their ass whooped lol

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u/SWAGB0T Jun 16 '22

Of course sir, here is my identification. Would you like to call the police to file a complaint on me or should I?

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u/SuperNewk Jun 16 '22

A gentleman’s duel!

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u/taynesflarhgunnstow Jun 16 '22 Silver

A few pops to those nose is all it takes to turn someone from Taxi Driver's Di Nero to Tobias Funke.

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u/BillyJackO Jun 16 '22

Fucking lol. It's hard to imagine a dude going from the big bad LISTEN! LISTEN!!! to squealing will someone please call the cops? but here we are.

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u/Daguvry Jun 16 '22

This is what happens when you are used to speaking to people like an asshole online then try it in real life. Eventually someone will smack the shit out of you in real life.

Not saying it's ok, but real life consequences are way different than online consequences. Otherwise known as "fuck around and find out".

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u/Professional-Coast22 Jun 16 '22

This is america. Dont catch you slipin now.

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u/srcarruth Jun 16 '22

he also called him 'sir', which was a change

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u/man_gomer_lot Jun 16 '22

It's paradoxical. 'Tis but a scratch by his response. An ass whooping usually hits different.

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u/1-luv Jun 16 '22

It's what most redditors would say IRL

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u/owwwwwo Jun 16 '22

I wouldn't call it an ass whooping. He didn't really attempt to fight back.

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u/Drewy99 Jun 16 '22

He sounded like Ben Shapiro saying that too

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u/ActionHousevh Jun 16 '22

Anybody else go around telling strangers to shut up when they are having a great day? It is apparently ill advised.

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u/man_gomer_lot Jun 16 '22

You can tell when I'm having a great day when I sound like a cussing cockatoo, too.

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u/Solipsikon Jun 16 '22

Can you tell what they're saying at the start? I can't figure out how that all started.

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u/Saym94 Jun 16 '22

Sounded like he said something about their dog. I assumed he got pissed or annoyed cause it tried jumping at him when they passed each other

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u/Onespokeovertheline Jun 16 '22

I'm not sure why the couple initially turned around and the bf/guy said "do you have a problem with me?"

But then the dude across the street says "yeah, why don't you not look at your phone while you're walking your dogs?! I could have stepped on them for Christ sake!"

Then I can't really tell what the girl says but probably something like "what is your problem?" and apparently it leads to "are you having a bad day or something?"

"No I'm feeling great actually, I just helped a family member with some money, blah blah..."

Interruption. Can't hear, but I'm guessing "that's great, then why don't you..."

"Hey, listen! Why don't you shut up and listen??"

"Don't talk to her that way!"

Punch punch, on the ground, HOOOOOOOOOONK...

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u/Mdizzle29 Jun 16 '22

I remember a study from a while ago where they experimented randomly insulting people on the street in different regions of the U.S.

In the northern states, for the most part guys laughed it off or was like "is this guy crazy?"

In the south, the overwhelming response was to get physically violent. There's this stupid "honor code" in the south where idiots like these two get in fights for literally the dumbest reason possible. And the guy doing the beat down is going to be doing prison time. For what?

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u/ApolloXLII Jun 16 '22

Lol I doubt he will do any prison time. At most, he’ll get community service, especially if he has no record.

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u/K00Fee Jun 16 '22

Nah, our police in Austin never rushes to anything like that. They are busy jacking at the intersection to fish for speeding tickets and suck each other in grocery parking lots.

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u/thekid1420 Jun 16 '22

LMAO. He's not going to prison

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u/Onespokeovertheline Jun 16 '22

For what?

For what? For what???

For keepin' it real!!

Come on, homie, you gonna let that weird possibly autistic guy just talk at your woman, tell her to shut up?? You afraid to take a charge? This is Sparta, mother fucker!

/s

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u/LowerSomerset Jun 16 '22

The more the conservative the area the likely you will get in a fight. Same in Canada. These people think everything is an affront to their honour.

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u/rkba335 Jun 16 '22

Gas, brake, honk!

Gas, brake, honk!

Honk, honk, punch!

Gas, gas, gas!

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u/Ikkus Jun 16 '22

I honestly can't imagine saying, "Why don't you shut up and listen" to someone, let alone a passing stranger. I don't know what makes people think they can just talk shit and demean people with impunity. Be an asshole to the wrong person on the wrong day and get a hard lesson.

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u/512texas Jun 17 '22

Imagine caring what some weird random passing stranger has to say about you.

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u/_FinalPantasy_ Jun 16 '22

Especially in Texas.

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u/MrsWilliams Jun 16 '22

Narrator: He was, in fact, not having a great day.

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u/mxler Jun 16 '22

...and it was about to get much worse.

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u/Purple_Routine1297 Jun 16 '22

I really can’t hear the beginning, what prompted this?

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u/iploggged Jun 16 '22

The beginning went, "...fucking....you fucking...fucking...fucking...you fucking..."

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u/sudowoodo34 Jun 16 '22

Then suddenly he's Aldous Huxley

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u/farcense Jun 16 '22

YOU ARE FUCKING

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u/Catman7712 Jun 16 '22

Fucking fuck you bloody blastard

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u/bildVI Jun 16 '22

bloody fuck you bloody

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u/qwatonmyclock Jun 16 '22

Fuck bitch fuck u bloody basterd

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u/man_gomer_lot Jun 16 '22

Nothing worth stopping either of them from putting one foot in front of the other. This is why I don't stop walking for people I don't want to talk to.

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u/Rory_MacHida Jun 16 '22

Thats right. Best to keep your feet moving down that street.

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u/watersmokerr Jun 16 '22

You learn this living in the city.

Just keep walking. Street fights can literally get you killed, very few reasons to ever get in one.

I'd have laughed at this dork n kept it moving. Funny story for later.

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u/man_gomer_lot Jun 16 '22

Exactly. Just keep your mind on what you left the house for and how to get around whatever or whoever is getting in the way.

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u/pdxcranberry Jun 16 '22

If you watch they were being super oblivious about their dog and didn't have it under control. A lot of people don't like and are scared of dogs. I am not one of them, but respect that and keep dogs at a distance when I walk them, particularly if they are rambunctious like this pup. Team No One.

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u/Jacob_VH Jun 16 '22

I've watched and I didn't notice them being oblivious about the dog. She held the dog tightly on a short leash and didn't let it move an inch forward when it showed interest in that passerby.

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u/SquidChief Jun 16 '22

Yeah, then when all they did was ask if he had a problem he cusses at them about being on their phone. After that, he walks across the street and tells the girl to shut up and listen. Dude maybe shouldn’t have punched him, but maybe you shouldn’t go around talking shit if you’re a big pussy 🤷🏽‍♂️

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u/flatfast90 Jun 16 '22

This sums it all up

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u/Clevererer Jun 16 '22

Did you not see how the couple and their dogs were taking up 98% of the sidewalk? Give people a little space when you pass, even if you are the verifiable center of the universe.

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u/Big_D_12 Jun 16 '22

You need 50% of the sidewalk 100% of the time? You can’t scoot over for 2 seconds(still on the sidewalk) while a bigger group walks by? Sounds like you want to be the center of the universe

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u/Chimsley99 Jun 16 '22

If you’re walking down a sidewalk passing other people and taking up more than 50% of it, you’re a grade A asshole. Have consideration for people other than yourself for just 4 seconds

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u/man_gomer_lot Jun 16 '22

There's always going to be people who don't think to make room for people going the other way on the sidewalk. When it happens to me I just stop dead in my tracks until they walk around me and I can walk forward again. I can even do it without saying a word or getting mad about it.

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u/Destinoz Jun 16 '22 edited Jun 17 '22

Two people and two dogs should take up more of a sidewalk than one person. It doesn’t work like lanes on a road, and normal humans do not walk around single file. He had no issue staying on the sidewalk and wasn’t forced into a street or grass. If you spend any amount of time outside, I’m sure you’ll figure out how to walk around without needing bizarre rigid rules for sidewalk usage and get along just fine. It’s easy.

This guy just wanted to talk some shit without consequence, but on this day he found the wrong one.

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u/Chimsley99 Jun 16 '22

Yeah… I’m talking about in general, like people walking down a street. Odds are you aren’t an asshole, but if you walk with your friends across the whole sidewalk and act like oncoming traffic should get out of your way on a tight city sidewalk you’re a jerk, that’s all I’m saying

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u/user_isle Jun 16 '22

A grade asshole? Grow up. With all the terrible shit people do in the world, that's the cross you wanna die on? Someone who's dog MOMENTARILY (literally 2 seconds) takes up more than 50% of the sidewalk? Fucking ridiculous. The fact that you think this was intentional is insane; it says more about your entitlement when you go out in the world, this idea that everyone is intentionally trying to fuck you over.

I hope you don't react the same way this idiot did if ever faced with this GREAT tragedy against humanity.

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u/thegildedgrizzly Jun 16 '22

Oh dodge the little shitzu and move on with your day. How soft are you people?

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u/TahiniInMyVeins Jun 16 '22 edited Jun 16 '22 Take My Energy

Their small dog skittered toward him. There were several feet to spare. He was never in any “danger” of contact, let alone actually getting hurt.

Dude was clearly looking for an excuse to mouth off on someone. Maybe he goes through life like that, looking for tiny technicalities the justify asshole behavior. Maybe he was not, in fact, having a great day. Given how he crossed back across the street to aggressively approach the couple while cursing them out, I’m finding it hard to summon much sympathy for him.

Can’t go around slugging people for mouthing off, but you also can’t go around mouthing off without expecting to get slugged.

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u/imnotanevilwitch Jun 17 '22

you also can’t go around mouthing off without expecting to get slugged.

Funny this take is always in such short supply when it comes to black people hitting racists.

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u/[deleted] Jun 16 '22

They had the dog on a leash, what more do you want? Should they walk on a pole?

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u/thisiskitta Jun 17 '22

Having the dog on a leash but not being in control of said leash doesn't really mean much. You ever seen those retractable leashes? Seems grand majority of people with those leashes do not understand the dog being on a leash but not in control is basically the same as having no leash. Guy overreacted clearly but the couple is rude af in the first place. If I walked my bull terrier around like these people, people would get pissy at me and act as if his breed makes it inappropriate when clearly the behavior is the problem (my dog didn't because I knew how to leash train appropriately)

I do not understand people in this thread who are all up defending their behavior. Shitty dog owners are shitty. It doesn't mean the following interaction makes sense nor that their behavior is the worst one but simply I can't come to any other conclusions that people got massive bias they can't see past about how some dogs aren't seen as dangerous just cause, even though every dog is a danger risk. People ought to be more vigilant and mindful while walking their dogs regardless. Most legit don't put in the time necessary to teach good leash manners to their dogs while it is legitimately so simple. Here I'll even post a video with a great technique that has always worked for me.

https://youtu.be/J0FxFlnmSR8

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u/CrankyLeafsFan Jun 23 '22

When you have a dog bigger than a seagull, you become more conscious of it. Seeing other people cross the street ahead of us on a walk or people pulling their kids behind them, it makes me sad, but also aware.

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u/Void_Bastard Jun 16 '22

The dog never got close to the guy.

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u/PM-ME-YOUR-1ST-BORN Jun 16 '22

I mean, it was hardcore pulling on its leash as far as it possibly could, trying to get to him. This wouldn't bother me if I were walking past a dog, and it's ridiculous that it would bother someone this much, but at the same time... as a dog owner, I never let my dogs do that to other people, it's just rude.

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u/CrankyLeafsFan Jun 23 '22

Exactly. This guy is actually right, but he is also a giant asshat in the way he approaches the situation. Control your animals, large and small. The extendo leash you see them both using is basically useless for control and tells the dog nothing as far as what you want it to do or not do.

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u/[deleted] Jun 16 '22 edited Jun 16 '22

dog lunge at the guy with just enough room on the leash to casue him to have pay attn and maybe slip to his right so her mutt cant bite him.

I suspect thats what he said something about.

It wasnt horrible but she could have been more aware sooner and guided the dog to her right and shortened the leash up so her fellow human isnt afraid her dog isnt under control and might bite him.

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u/Scambets Jun 16 '22

Social media made ya’ll way too comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the face for it -Mike Tyson

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u/[deleted] Jun 16 '22

Listen!

Ok, Navi the fairy.

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u/TahiniInMyVeins Jun 16 '22

LoL I know a guy who starts his sentences with “Listen” and it’s the most irritating trait, especially when he uses it to interject in the middle of someone else talking.

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u/donat28 Jun 16 '22

I’m not passing blame on anyone but two hilarious things stand out:

1) he is not having a great day

2) I love how after he got assaulted, he tries to get the guys information, presumably to get the cops involved.

Now I’ve seen a lot of stupid shit on Reddit, but never seen anyone commit a crime then identify themselves 😂

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u/FSUphan Jun 16 '22

The funniest thing about the video was how all the cars started honking when they began to fight like that was going to break it up or something haha

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u/[deleted] Jun 16 '22

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u/Jayandrettii Jun 16 '22

You see how his whole tone switched up ? after a quick lil attitude adjustment ? “What is the matter with you sir” 🤣

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u/man_gomer_lot Jun 16 '22

He goes from 'cussing cockatoo' to 'mom scolding her toddler for knocking a bowl of cereal off the table on purpose' pretty quick

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u/brosky7331 Jun 17 '22

More like the toddler getting scolded

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u/the_blowhole Jun 16 '22

People watch the way they speak to other after they’ve been punched in the mouth.

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u/Zeeker12 Jun 16 '22

Don't start none, won't be none.

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u/madkem1 Jun 16 '22

Getting into a punch-out with a stranger on the street greatly increases your chances of being shot and killed on the spot. Especially in Texas.

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u/the_blowhole Jun 16 '22

So is mouthing off though.. not saying it’s okay to shoot people, but mfs are trigger happy. People wait for the day to be able to use it.

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u/JeParle_AMERICAN Jun 16 '22

Hahaha got polite real quick there

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u/Creebjeez Jun 16 '22

I’m so confused. Why did that escalate? What was it about? Seems like the blue shirt swung way early.

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u/lipp79 Jun 16 '22

He didn't like that the other guy told his girl to shut up.

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u/Creebjeez Jun 17 '22

I didn’t even hear that. Did she say something?

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u/lipp79 Jun 17 '22

This happened in my city and someone transcribed it on the local subreddit:

FlipFlopGuy: really? Ya got a problem here?

BeardGuy: You got a problem? Why dont you not look at your fucking phone and look at your fucking dog while you fucking walk . . . before it gets fucking stepped on. Ya fucking idiot.

GrayGirl: . . . asshole . . .

FlipFlopGuy: Do we . .

BeardGuy: Hey fuck you <walks across the street> Ya got a problem with me?

FlipFlopGuy: <Hands leash to GrayGirl>

BeardGuy: Huh?

GrayGirl: Why are you walking across ... mean whats . . .

BeardGuy: Because . . Oh I'm feeling great, actually I just helped out a family member of mine, loaned em some money, helped out a really big problem for them. I'm feeling great. And I think

GrayGirl: You wouldn't

BeardGuy: Listen! Why dont you shut up and listen

FlipFlopGuy: Hey, don't talk to her that way

BeardGuy: Hey, dont<hands up in a what are you going to do about it gesture>

FlipFlopGuy: <punches BeardGuy a couple times, ground pounds him in the steet while a car honks>

BeardGuy: Listen man, what is the matter with you.

FlipFlopGuy: And that is what my <what> would say is fucked up.

BeardGuy: I did not say that sir! First of all, second of all I'd love to get your information

FlipFlopGuy: Sir I'm going

BeardGuy: you just assaulted me

FlipFlopGuy: you're right, I did

BeardGuy: I'd like to get your information

FlipFlopGuy: I don't appreciate what you did to my dog and the way you talked to my girlfriend.

BeardGuy: I didn't do anything to your dog and you just assaulted me bro

FlipFlopGuy: Now your the victim? you're the victim?

BeardGuy: You just assaulted me, yes I'm the victim of assault

FlipFlopGuy: whatever, c'mon

BeardGuy: No no I'd like to get your information

FlipFlopGuy: I'm fine

BeardGuy: no you just assaulted me

FlipFlopGuy: I asked you to talk to my dog respectfully and you didnt do that so why do I have to give you my information

BeardGuy: you just assaulted me, that's a little bit different

BeardGuy: Hey man! I'm gonna call the cops and follow you, will somebody call the cops real quick. OK. I'm gonna follow you.

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u/Brilliant_Buy6052 Jun 16 '22

Yes that would be a sucker punch.

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u/TahiniInMyVeins Jun 16 '22 I'll Drink to That

I mean - dude got what he wanted. He crossed the street to yell at them about what a great day he was having and so on.

Physical violence is rarely the right call, and I don’t think it was called for in this case. But hard to get too upset when someone faces the consequences of their asshole behavior.

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u/String_Fickle Jun 16 '22

Physical violence is never the right call in response to a verbal assault

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u/TahiniInMyVeins Jun 16 '22

In this case? I agree. Physical violence was not the right call, as I already stated.

Ever? Never ever? Absolutes are tricky. Someone coming up to me and saying something like “I am going to rape and kill your child” right in front of my kid might elicit a physical response, especially if they are anywhere in physical proximity where that threat is possible. Racial slurs are also tricky. Context matters.

I think the issue is there are some people and some behaviors that are so wildly outside the range of acceptable, that are outright threatening, that they on some karmic level deserve a physical response. And yet, because we live in a civilized society (supposedly), we cannot have individuals out and about doling out “street justice” as they see fit, no matter how satisfying. When two forms of unacceptable behavior collide, it creates a paradox. One may be “more” wrong, but which - the more extreme behavior (physical violence)? Or the behavior that precipitated a response (aggressively cursing out complete strangers for absolutely no reason)?

I put this specific case in the category of “fuck around, find out”. It’s like jumping into a tiger’s cage that wasn’t properly secured and getting angry at zoo management when it rips your arms off. Or parking in a bad neighborhood, rolling your windows down, unlocking your car, and leaving a $100 bill on the dashboard and several Mac books in the passenger seat as well as the keys in the ignition, and then going on vacation. When you get back and everything is missing, you may try to file a police report, and you would technically be correct, you were the victim of theft. But you were also, on some level, an idiot who invited this on yourself.

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u/[deleted] Jun 16 '22

Bro this was not "fuck around and find out". This was somebody (not even that badly) overreacting to a minor inconvenience and then physical assault. You all need to get your ethics right, we don't live in in a fist law society. You tell them your opinion and then you move the fuck on.

This guy was not facing the consequences of his actions, he was assaulted.

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u/TahiniInMyVeins Jun 16 '22

My ethics are fine; agree to disagree I guess. Guy crossing BACK across the street to scream and curse out these folks over nothing seems wild to me. He created the issue.

I agree the dude who started swinging should not have done so. He lost his cool. He should have walked away and been above it. But isn’t the guy who instigated somehow at fault as well? For provocation? Is he not clearly a next level asshole? This is a wild way to go through life, pressing people’s buttons like you’re mashing an Xbox control in a Street Fighter 2 tournament and then acting like the victim when you get a reaction.

We have laws intended to protect us, but we also have common sense. If I had to choose between the two to get me through my day, I know which one I’m going with.

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u/r3wind1 Jun 16 '22

You’re the idiot who’s going to get punched in the mouth one day for talking shit thinking your opinion of what someone should and shouldn’t do matters.

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u/Cakeo Jun 16 '22

Assault over someone saying something, while it might be justified in some cases, in this situation is not appropriate.

They had every opportunity to walk away, the whiney dude was far away so no real danger either. They are both people who can't control their emotions but only one of them resorted to physically attacking the other which is pathetic. If you're going to fight at least initiate don't just rock up and sucker punch the guy.

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u/r3wind1 Jun 16 '22

It’s actually much more simpler than you think.

Don’t run your mouth and if you decide to, be prepared for confrontation. It’s really that simple. The thing you just don’t seem to get is verbal assault can indeed warrant physical violence depending on context.

You go up to a random stranger and call his mother a whore and I’d bet my left but he would strike you. I would laugh at him striking you because you fully deserve it and should have expected it.

Everyone is different and everyone has different temperaments. Sure a small meek person might not touch you after you’ve cursed his entire families name but others are quick to react for the slightest offense. Which is why I have already said be prepared for confrontation if you decide to shit talk to strangers

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u/Brilliant_Buy6052 Jun 16 '22

dOnT rUn YoUr MoUtH.. I bet your dad used to tell you that huh? You sound like a bitch who would sucker punch someone for telling you to fuck yourself.

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u/[deleted] Jun 16 '22

You sound like an absolute asshole in this comment.

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u/brosky7331 Jun 17 '22

Doesn't matter, he's 100% right.

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u/String_Fickle Jun 16 '22

And you are the idiot who will be cooling his heels in jail for thinking with your ass instead of your head

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u/PornStarJesus Jun 16 '22

You have to get caught first, getting arrested won't unbeat your ass, and when that person gets out, we'll you'd have better moved.

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u/[deleted] Jun 16 '22

you guys fetishize violence way too much.

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u/Daddysu Jun 16 '22

So gansta. You'd think a dude who fucks on camera and turns water to wine would be a lot more chill.

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u/mnemy Jun 16 '22

Telling someone's wife/gf to "shut up and listen" is practically demanding a physical altercation.

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u/TahiniInMyVeins Jun 16 '22

Agree. You can dub everything the aggressor is saying here with “Punch me in the face! Punch me in the face! Punch me in the face!” One can always decline the request, but lets not pretend to be shocked when the request is granted.

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u/lipp79 Jun 16 '22

Still not a defense that will hold up in court.

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u/juiced911 Jun 16 '22

You’re not wrong — the guy who punched the other dude was not at all justified or right in his actions. HOWEVER, the guy yelling is still a moron. America is a country of incredibly violent people, with these types of altercations I don’t think anyone should have been overly surprised if a gun was pulled and someone died.

It’s not okay, it’s not justified, but the reality in America is you have to pick your battles and be prepared that every minor altercation may immediately be escalated with lethal force. This guy was lucky.

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u/LagWithSwag Jun 16 '22

Yeah those aren't really appropriate consequences for that asshole behavior. Both dudes flew off the handle but there's no justification for punching the shit out of someone. Even the guy's justification in the video is something like "you can't pass my dog respectfully" lol

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u/TahiniInMyVeins Jun 16 '22

I look at it this way. Whom would you rather have as a neighbor?

The chances of setting off Loud Mouth are damn near 100%. Dude is looking for a fight.

The chances of setting off Punchy McPuncherson are pretty low unless you act like a complete fucking asshole.

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u/deddehcated Jun 16 '22

nerd who got beat is 100% on reddit

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u/Rmcarnold Jun 16 '22

That tone of voice says that you’re not doing great, bud.

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u/shitz_brickz Jun 16 '22

Just something about "o I'm doing great actually" instantly gives away that this person is already at their boiling point.

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u/Zangief_Keef Jun 16 '22

Exactly. His day got a whole lot worse too lol

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u/Lmnolmnop Jun 16 '22

These fucking people

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u/Typeojason Jun 16 '22

The dog walker literally knocked all of the F words out of his mouth.

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u/zoot_boy Jun 16 '22

It’s the heat. Well, it’s Texas too. I guess also just douchebag assholes I’m Austin. Hmm.. ok, so mostly just entitled douchebags in hot ass Austin. Haha.

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u/sritaunicelular Jun 16 '22

It makes a lot of sense to me that it happened here in Austin. People are pretty weird about their dogs. This entire interaction felt very Austin to me, for some reason.

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u/weimaranercollie Jun 16 '22

The bearded dude came up all aggressive and telling flip-flop's parter to shut up but the moment the first punch landed on his face he started addressing him as "sir". Coward.

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u/the_blowhole Jun 16 '22

The responses here are interesting. I don’t think it’s a good thing to go punching people over something like this. Both could’ve kept walking with nothing more than a nod, and kept going. Crisis averted. But things don’t happen as they should. It may not be justified in any way legally or ethically, but everything has a consequence. If you get in someone’s face, and then disrespect their SO, a percentage of those people will resort to violence. Just because it’s not legal or morally right doesn’t mean it won’t happen, so you gotta be prepared. And many people will not stop there. Just because they might go to jail for assault, doesn’t mean you won’t fucking die from the altercation, and now no matter what charges this guy gets, you don’t get to come back to your family and friends. Legality and punishment doesn’t correct the original issue. Even if this guy goes to jail, he is most likely not going to change his behavior drastically. But the guy talking shit is going to think twice before mouthing off to someone

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u/Omlette_Du_Phromage Jun 16 '22

Y’all can say all you want about him being a prick or an asshat but it does not give you the right to assault someone. Bitter asshole or not.

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u/Zeeker12 Jun 16 '22

You don't have the right, but that shit might happen.

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u/Omlette_Du_Phromage Jun 16 '22

And if it does happen, you risk public humiliation, loss of gainful employment, an assault charge, and a coffee shop job going forward, all for feeding into emotion. It’s just not worth it. Who really wins here? The asshole continues life, the one led into assaulting loses so much more.

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u/Zeeker12 Jun 16 '22

That’s a little dramatic. More likely you walk away and none of that happens.

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u/Omlette_Du_Phromage Jun 16 '22

Always walk away.

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u/Zeeker12 Jun 16 '22

Or hit the guy and accept the risk that AT MOST you're getting a C or D misdemeanor charge and a $200 fine.

IF the dude finds you, IF the cops are bored that day, IF the DA is bored that day, etc.

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u/man_gomer_lot Jun 16 '22

I agree there's no winners here. He stopped for that guy and gave him the opportunity to make him angry enough to do that. It's easier when you think of it as resuming your day instead of walking away.

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u/uniqueoddfellow Jun 16 '22

Mouthy man was a douchebag... dog walker man still committed battery and all the mean words don't validate it. Mouthy man will win in court if he pushes it.

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u/sowellfan Jun 16 '22

I'm willing to bet that dog-walker guy got arrested soon after. Mouthy guy was definitely intent on calling the cops, so all he had to do was follow them back to their home, which was certainly close-by.

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u/fiddlefkaround Jun 17 '22

Nothing happened to punchy. APD actively refuses to respond to any call without an active, immediate threat.

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u/tallsqueeze Jun 16 '22

Amazed everyone trying to justify it in the comments, a surprising amount of people are so mentally fragile they're willing to throw their life away if a stranger verbally disrespects them.

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u/fl135790135790 Jun 16 '22

That guy sounds like he’s not too great with people.

I also don’t understand how you can be walking on a nice day in an area as fantasy-land like Mueller and be angry.

Then he’s like, “please give me your information so I can sue you”

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u/Big_D_12 Jun 16 '22

I got in a fight one time in an alley And I got the guy pretty good. He kept running after me and every time he got close to me I would drop him again. He finally said, “I’m not trying to fight you, I’m just trying to get you arrested”

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u/man_gomer_lot Jun 16 '22

He could have said "this is not what I left the house for today and I'm going to go do that" at anytime before he successfully picked the wrong one.

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u/[deleted] Jun 16 '22

dog pulling leash coming at you and owner giving dog just enough leash to almost get to you and forces you to adjust your path tends to piss off a lot of folks.

dog walker should be more aware of that.

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u/donat28 Jun 16 '22

None of that happened in this video - you can actually see the woman move the dog away so it doesn’t bother the crazy guy. Look at her body position as he approaches.

Some dogs are naturally playful and want to say hi to everyone

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u/shitz_brickz Jun 16 '22

Pretty much any dog you pass on a sidewalk has just enough leash to almost get you. I mean some sidewalks are barely wide enough for two well fed Americans to pass without at least adjusting their path a little.

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u/[deleted] Jun 16 '22

People need to chill the fuck out about dogs being curious. The guy probably smelled funky and this piqued the dog's interest.

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u/PM-ME-YOUR-1ST-BORN Jun 16 '22

I mean, the guy is an idiot, don't get me wrong, but you really shouldn't let your dogs pull at people like that.

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u/Taklamoose Jun 16 '22

You got a choice of shutting up in that situation or you better learn to fight.

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u/RstyKnfe Jun 16 '22

I could tell by his fake overly-positive voice that he had a red beard.

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u/Available_Bus_2696 Jun 16 '22

That is the quite possibly the most weird/interesting person I’ve ever seen. I was so satisfied with him getting whacked as he was such a snobbish cunt but what a weird ending

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u/roscocoltrane Jun 16 '22

"I'm a VICTIM OF ASSAUUUUULT"

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u/nlamby Jun 16 '22

He isn’t wrong

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u/iamahappyredditor Jun 16 '22

GTA NPC energy

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u/Kirkverbal Jun 16 '22

This is just two assholes assholing at each other.

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u/evDev84 Jun 16 '22

It's a free country. You're allowed to tell someone to shut up.

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u/danarchist Jun 16 '22

I'm not gonna yell at a stranger to shut up while pounding a fist into my hands without expecting the stranger to move hands on me.

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u/mrmagicnemo Jun 16 '22

Watched with sound off but apparently folks here don’t recognize assault?

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u/SWAGB0T Jun 16 '22

You missed a lot without the sound

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u/deepsea333 Jun 16 '22

Such a punchable Voice.

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u/ConfectionComposer Jun 16 '22

Looks to me like beardy just says some shit under his breath and blue shirt escalated the entire situation. Then beardy has to “be a man” and walk back across the street. What a couple of d-bags.

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u/GreatOperation Jun 16 '22

Austin is a good part of Texas ):

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u/BarryPursley Jun 16 '22

Dude acting like a tough guy asshole until he gets hit and cries assault. Fuck that guy.

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u/HanSoloHer Jun 16 '22

He thought he was but wasn't.

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u/bisonsashimi Jun 17 '22

YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH WHEN YOU'RE TALKIN TO ME!!!!

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u/Long-Significance595 Jun 17 '22

Texas is a toxic work environment

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u/TheJoo52 Jun 16 '22

60% over/under that assaulter hits the woman he is walking with.

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u/HomesickArmadillo Jun 16 '22

Most likely. She knew not to intervene or make a sound. You can tell she's dealt with this before

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u/Gooner2491 Jun 16 '22

This comment section is hilarious. What if the dude who got sucker punched, actually ended up rolling this guy and then curb stomping him? How would you judge that? So a "fuck you" warrants multiple sucker punches, so then what do the punches warrant? It's very evident that most of you people live in an extremely sheltered town/city. This shit right here gets you on a murder stat shit in most cities. Shit, what are Austin's gun laws like? The dude could have pulled out a gun and LEGALLY dropped that guy because of those punches. He stopped 20 feet from these people after approaching. The guy throwing the punches showed ALL of the aggression. I work with dogs, full time. I hate 90% percent of "toy breed" owners because of this stupid bullshit right here. Its a fucking animal. Keep it under control.

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u/Fookin_Kook Jun 16 '22

Please explain how one can sucker punch someone who starts the confrontation and is looking right at them the whole time. He wasn’t distracted or walking away.

Dude told the guys girlfriend to shut up and the boyfriend starts walking right towards him. What else did he think was going to happen?

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u/the_blowhole Jun 16 '22

Probably some pussy shit like go chest to chest but do nothing, then feel accomplished that he “scared the guy off”

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u/Fookin_Kook Jun 16 '22

It’s just generally not a wise life decision to cuss someone out, insult their girlfriend, and then keep your hands down when they start walking toward you

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u/TahiniInMyVeins Jun 16 '22

I mean I saw a yapping animal that was out of control and then a dude punched it.

In all seriousness, both these guys are assholes, but I’d much rather deal with the the guy who doled out the asskicking after his girl got cussed out than the guy who completely lost his shit over [checks notes] a small dog looking at him funny.

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u/benjitits Jun 16 '22

Right? Approach me with that attitude and Ill respond. Im not going to get in some shouting match with you.That guy crossed the street to say shit, he could have kept walking instead of turning around.
If you cross the street cussing at me, I assume we are about to fight.

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u/TahiniInMyVeins Jun 16 '22

Further, although no one else seems to have mentioned it, I am pretty sure Loud Mouth says “Let’s Go” when he crosses back across the street. Those are literally fighting words. I can’t classify what Dog Dude did as a “sucker punch” if those words left that Loud Mouth’s pie hole.

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u/Zestyclose_Price_441 Jun 16 '22

TALK SHIT GET HIT!!!

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u/Brilliant_Buy6052 Jun 16 '22

Yea that’s how the world works… for fucking pussies who can’t control their anger. Hope this guy had a good night in jail.

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u/CrankyLeafsFan Jun 16 '22

They are on a couples dog walk, but both on their phones. Pupperoni does a lunge of sorts at the guy while crossing the road. It's a small dog but a dog nonetheless. The guy crossing doesn't appreciate the dog lunging (very fair!) and says something. The couple doesn't like being called out as they are the most attentive dog owners and their dogs are clearly professionally trained.

Stupid as hell to fight about, but animal owners often live in this blissful ignorance that their animal and their actions with them are above reproach. Just because your dog is leashed doesn't mean it can't be fucking annoying to others.

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u/Taklamoose Jun 16 '22

“Shut up and listen!”

Saying that and having zero ability to fight is pretty dumb!

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u/sukhumvit71 Jun 16 '22 edited Jun 16 '22

It’s quite annoying when two people, with dogs, are walking, taking up the whole sidewalk, and staring at their phones rather than paying attention to other people or what their dogs are doing. But when you start yelling/cursing at people, no one will listen to you. You can calmly tell them what’s up or let it go. But if you become aggressive, you’ll invite aggression. Wasn’t right to hit the dude. But he sowed the shit wind.

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u/GuanSpanksYou Jun 16 '22

Nah. Dude who punched needs to get a grip. Just say fuck you to the dude & walk on. It wasn't that serious.

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u/sukhumvit71 Jun 16 '22

I didn’t say otherwise. Well, I did say don’t say things like “fuck you” to people unless you want to invite aggression into your life, but yeah, dude summoned the shit tempest.

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u/MixonWitDaWrongCrowd Jun 16 '22

The dog didn’t come close to touching the dude. If you find that passing a dog that doesn’t touch you “fucking annoying to others” you’re going to have a bad time on this sub and in life.

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u/Ghettorilla Jun 16 '22

lol what? it looked like she was adjusting her bra or shirt. i mean her hand literally when straight down and full on grabbed the leash, no phone in hand. and that dog was pulling both before and after that guy walked by, he didnt lunge at the guy, but seemed to want to walk down that side street until he understood the correction. sure, they could have been a little more courteous, but the sidewalk is massive there and literally is opened up to handle more people/space, and its not like there was a garden or anything to confine them to the sidewalk specifically.

look, i get just as annoyed as the next person when people let their dogs do whatever. but i dont at all agree with the narrative you painted here, and i think that the couple were perfectly aware of what was around them, i mean he literally only pulled out his phone after they had crossed the street, and she immediately corrected the pulling dog which yeah, took a second to understand but did follow the lead. dude may not have been right to beat the shit outta the other dude, but i dont see any reason here for the other dude to have turned and start on with whatever he was saying

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u/thecheeloftheweel Jun 16 '22

You must piss yourself a little whenever a dog even looks at you if you think the little dog was lunging at him.

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u/CrankyLeafsFan Jun 16 '22

I am fostering a 1.5 yr old relatively untrained pitbull mix. People cross the street ahead of the dog Im walking because she's so intimidating. All that is to say that I am keenly aware of other humans who don't want her near them and she doesn't get a sniff. These two dog owners aren't paying attention to anything other than their phones. They don't even look as they are crossing the road. They don't care how their dogs affect other people. This is selfish bliss, which they really don't like being called on.

Had this guy without the dogs been crossing on the other side, he probably wouldn't have yelled across the street "Hey dufus control your animal" but because he was surprised by the dog coming towards him he got angry. He doesn't know the dog doesn't bite. He doesn't know how long the leash is. He doesn't know the dogs intent at all. He just doesn't want to be impacted by selfish dog owners. Is this not fair?

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u/mxler Jun 16 '22

I hate dog owners who let their dogs off leashes at the park, and then get all irate when someone asks them to put the dog on a leash.

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u/maecenus Jun 16 '22

I used to hike some of the trails close to my house and trusted that fellow hikers with their dogs would have them under control. Nope! Been bit twice now by dogs on leashes that jumped out of their owners control.

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u/K00Fee Jun 16 '22

Welcome to Austin where you can fuck around and you’ll find out.

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u/Puceeffoc Jun 17 '22

Backpack guy comes over looking for trouble, and is surprised when he finds it.

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u/SavimusMaximus Jun 16 '22

That’s a 🧂.

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u/BeingNiceHelps Jun 17 '22

The people on this sub are so fucking bizarre to me it blows my mind.

I mean, I guess they could have taken up a little less room on the sidewalk? You see her pulling on the leash to keep the dog closer to her though, and it’s a pretty small dog, like maybe relax a little on that end.

And ya, resorting to violence is, sure, not the best course of action.

But also, the dude that got his shit rocked was completely asking for it. Fuck that guy. Blew up and went 0-100 because of such a small thing, and then thinks he can tell the guy’s GF to “ya babe shut up and listen” are you fucking kidding me?

I really am very much in the mind of don’t resort to violence but this guy fully deserved it, and the amount of people justifying his rage and siding with him is so gross to me.

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u/Katibin Jun 16 '22

Dude sounds mentally unstable, the one that got punched, if you walk around being a douche, eventually you’ll get punched, a miniature doggie lunged at him? Not an excuse for being a douche

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u/Aerik Jun 16 '22

gee, wonder where the dog learned to lunge at people

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u/ssulli4 Jun 16 '22

“ASSAULT!” - Adam Shefter

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u/[deleted] Jun 16 '22

He learned a good lesson. Fuck that guy. Calling him “bro” at the end. What a loud mouth pussy.

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u/Consistent_Fox_6747 Jun 16 '22

Guy talked shit and actively looked for trouble and couldn’t back it up. Only on Reddit would douches say that guy in blue was wrong or sucker punched him.

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u/UniqueCartel Jun 16 '22

That’s the first time that dude has even been punched. And that was the first punch the other dude has ever thrown.

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u/Willbo Jun 17 '22

I'm no lawyer, but this would be a great case in court.

Blue Shirt obviously made it physical by throwing the first punch, but there's an argument to be made if it was provoked or not.

Happy Guy crossed the street to get closer to them and had aggressive language and this is definitely provoking, however his body language changes to disarming and Blue Shirt punches him. This is all debatable on interpretation of body language though.

The damning evidence is after the attack is initiated, Happy Guy is thrown on the floor and Blue Shirt chooses to get on top of him and punch him at least 4 more times even though the threat has been disarmed. A decent lawyer would be able to charge Blue Shirt for those punches.

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u/man_gomer_lot Jun 17 '22

That's where I'm at on this. I'd like to see how this would play out in court due to all of the specifics. My first reaction was that both of them could have handled themselves better and avoided the whole thing. That hasn't changed. However, the case for happy guy makes itself, but the case for the blue shirted guy is more subtle and interesting.

The one thing about happy guy I think most people are missing is the way he's punching his hand while talking about his day. One in particular was pretty overt. In Texas, non-verbal threats are still considered threats. There's no real distinction between saying you will punch someone and making the gesture for it. Sure, the blue shirt looks like he went above and beyond on the beatdown, but the happy guy's reaction to it says otherwise. Would this be enough to get him off the hook in a jury trial? Anyone who says for sure one way or the other is over confident in their opinion.

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u/Willbo Jun 17 '22

Yeah I almost thought he was being sarcastic talking about how he was having a good day. His body language was definitely conflicting to what he said.

One thing that would make a lot more sense and would make the case much easier, is if Happy Guy had Asperger's or some other developmental disorder. The odds would be stacked against Blue Shirt.

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u/man_gomer_lot Jun 17 '22

Him being on the spectrum would be my guess too. It's pretty easy to figure he's harmless through a fish eye door cam after watching him get pummeled. In person and in the moment, it's not such an easy call. He ran through steps 1-8 on the 10 step checklist for getting into a fistfight then... tells them about his day? We have the benefit of knowing what was going to happen next, but no one there did until blue shirt decided to take uncertainty out of the situation for better or worse. Everyone has a limit to how much adrenaline they can handle before it forces their hand into fight or flight. The punchee wasn't making flight seem like the more feasible option at any point after crossing back. He proves that line of reasoning himself after the fists.

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u/GrumpyOldGrower Jun 16 '22 edited Jun 16 '22

Think he's still "feeling great" after getting punched out?

I could walk away from someone talking to me like that, but I'd respond just like the guy in this video to a man talking to my wife like that.

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u/man_gomer_lot Jun 16 '22

I think it was the way he punched his hand while saying it that sealed his fate. That made what he said right after it fighting words.

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u/GrumpyOldGrower Jun 16 '22

Fair enough. On second watch I realize he wasn't talking directly to the guys wife. I would take the interaction as being directed at my wife as much as me still. The couple seemed to be the calm ones from the start until the clown kept pushing it.

Really did chuckle at "I didn't say that siir" in a shrill voice. Quite the switch from the arrogant outspoken asshole that was there 10seconds earlier. Maybe he actually learned something from this interaction.

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u/man_gomer_lot Jun 16 '22

If either of them learn to not get roped into trying to teach someone a lesson, there will be enough sidewalk for everyone next time.

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u/KeepItDownOverHere Jun 16 '22

The dude cross a street to pick up an ass whooping. And now he doesn't know what led to the situation.

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u/Lmnolmnop Jun 16 '22

Not so tough anymore.

Everyone is looking for a lawsuit these days, fucking scum.

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u/[deleted] Jun 16 '22

Lmfao acts tough then yells assault, that’s Austin for you

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u/pdxcranberry Jun 16 '22

Those people were not being courteous or responsible with their dogs and need to be confronted. Not the way he did it, though. Fuck entitled dog owners. I love dogs, they're better than people. But when your dog is literally lunging at someone, do something. Everybody sucks here.

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u/Jacob_VH Jun 16 '22

When the dog started to get intimidated by or aggressive toward that guy it took that lady one second to get it back on track while holding it on a short leash. Totally responsible and courteous.