Good thread.I had been thinking a lot about this danger before reading this.
What if I fail to prevent the attack and I find myself with a needle against my throat?
We have a stereotype of the bad guys. It is easy to be aware against a shady looking fellow, dirty clothes, smelly, eyes rolling and shining under the moon, visible from miles away as a bad beast
But the REAL criminal, like the serial killers, are intelligent and cold persons. They will come well dressed, with charming and innocent smiles, giving us their cards for a job or a business, stablishing a friendship, etc. It is not THAT easy to be aware against such kind of people, totally different from our tipical night stalker with the crazy eyes!
So, if we fail, and the needle shoves against our skin, what to do?
a) Complain until the point I believe reasonable (no tighting my hands, no van, no secondary scene).
b) If he doesn´t leave after receiving what he wants (and the guy described earlier, wants to KILL ME, so he won´t let go) I would seek a psychological distraction and then
c) Push away his 'weapon' with my two hands againt his limb (wrist, arm,etc), not touching the syringe.
d) A strike for opening (maybe a kick to the jewells or something. I have his arm grabbed with my two hands).
e) Best Martial Art on Earth: RUN - DO.
Any other idea?
Even though AIDS is frail, dager remains as long as this syringe can be plenty of God knows what! Ebola, Anthrax, a new virus, poison, acid, or whatever you like! So, let us consider the danger more cautiously!