I was out for a late night walk and decided to take a short cut through a dark parking lot between an apartment complex and a medical center. The medical center blocks the view of the lot from the nearest road so it was a pretty stupid thing to do. So I am walking through this area when a rather large guy in a hoodie approaches me with his head lowered so I cannot see his face. I slowly reached my hand across my chest and grabbed hold of the handle of my C9 with it still in the holster. It could have been interpreted as a grab for a gun but I tried to make it look as much like an itch as possible. Guy turns around 180 degrees and walks across the parking lot and then runs across the road into a construction zone. Anyway who knows what would have happened if I had just kept walking maybe I scared the crap out of some poor sucker who was taking a stupid short cut back to his apartment complex or maybe I prevented myself from being mugged. Whichever things seemed to turn out just fine.