So, I had a recent run-in at a local drug store, and I thought I'd tell you guys about it and ask what you would do. Background - I have a CCW permit from my home state of Iowa, but I'm in Oregon for the summer and Oregon neither recognizes my permit nor grants out-of-state permits unless you live in a state immediately bordering Oregon, so I'm unarmed while I'm here. Furthermore, I was on the way back from my martial arts class (Finally found a Krav Maga instructor!), so I was wearing a t-shirt and gym shorts, and concealed carry would have been a challenge anyway. So, I'm heading out of the store when I hear a car door slam. Not just close firmly, but actively slam. I look over, and there's a young lady walking away from a vehicle, and inside is a guy flailing his arms and pounding on the steering wheel and dash hard enough to rock the vehicle. Immediately I'm in Condition Orange - This looks like trouble to me. I put my stuff in the car and stall, keeping an eye on the situation. I get my phone out of my pocket and get ready to dial 911 if necessary. Shortly after, he pulls aggressively out of the parking spot, revs the engine, and takes off towards the lady, who is now in an adjacent empty parking lot still walking away. He swerves in front of her and slams on the brakes hard enough that the tires screech and some smoke comes off of them, and gets out of the car. At this point, I'm booking it across the parking lot towards them, thinking this guy was gonna either run her over or seriously hurt her. As I'm running, he gets out, grabs her around the upper arms, and pushes her into the passenger's seat and goes around to the driver's side. I'm shouting at him as I'm running (Just "Hey! Hey!" trying to get his attention) and when I'm fairly close, before he gets back in the car, he says "What?!" and in my best assertive "Command Voice" I say "Is everything alright here?" or "Is there a problem here?" or something like that. He answers in the negative and gets in the car, clearly angry. I circle around so I can see the passenger seat, and the young lady is very clearly trying not to look at me at all - Staring at the floor, very defensive and withdrawn body language. He says something to her, and she gives a slow thumbs up, and they take off. Like an idiot, I let them go and don't even get a license plate. I head home, adrenaline still going, and get more and more mad about the fact that I can't help this girl, and become more and more convinced that she's gonna get hurt later on. I call my boyfriend to vent, and he recommends I call the non-emergency police dispatch line, so a half hour after the event, I do so. I provide a description of the guy, the girl, and the vehicle, with a description of the location as well, and a few minutes later, an officer calls me to get more details, so I hope they follow up and document. It might come in handy for her if she ever decides to file charges or get a restraining order. So. What would you have done? If you were armed AND if you were unarmed. If I had a gun, I wouldn't have done anything different. I would have probably played it more cautious and not gotten involved unless things were even more clearly abusive, like if he hit her with the car or started punching or kicking her.