Lafayette, LA asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Louisiana

Q: Customer makes a threat to kill me after I get out of work. Do I need to see a weapon before I defend myself if he show

I work at a business that provides Western Union transactions and a customer comes in to pick up money. To pick up money the customer needs a tracking number and either ID or password. Customer provides only a password and keeps demanding that I give him his money. While trying to explain that he needs to get the tracking number, threaten to kill me when i get off work. few hours later he comes back with the tracking number but information was incorrect and I was unable to dispense funds. He got angry again and told me he will see me when I get out for "some fun". I plan to call the police if i see him on or near the property if he shows up but want to know what am I legally allowed to do to defend myself if he shows up when I am outside the business. Is it legally justified to run him over with my car if he attempts to block me or if I shoot him with my weapon before I know he is armed?

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Call the police immediately and provide any identifying information.

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