I know it doesnt always work, but I believe that a great many of these situations can be resoved with humor rather than bravado .
When a drunk at a festival approaches you and asks for your bike rather than a " feck you no you cant have my bike" a " hey man you look like you need another beer , lets go get one " is what I am talking about . [ the story said the guy wanted to borrow the bike- ie it wasnt a car napping situation ]
- alright, I feel better now after reading this post.
First off, my deep sorrows to this guy and his family.
1- The "story" said? A dead man, and a murderer on the loose, and some witnesses all said, he wanted to "borrow" the bike and then simply shot him in the chest from a no?
2- Let's get another beer with a man who finds murdering another for a bike "borrowing" refusal a sensible idea? Oh yes, how hilarious and insightful - go get a beer with a drunk that "politely" asked to borrow your bike. I guess after the next beer he would finally be more rational, kind and understanding to the incredible humor and wisdom of getting him drunker.
3- Where did the story say the shot in cold blood said feck you?
This "story" seems rather odd, and there is no doubt it went further then just a may I, borrowing refusal.
Let's go have another drink? Really?
How about, realizing that the guy who asked, was probably the one portraying the alpha tone - after all, he did want a bike and did kill somebody, and was carrying a gun - and this was the guy probably saying the first feck you. Maybe, the humor should of been a knock knock joke, or better yet, an offer to buy the polite, simple request, murderer a beer (hilarious) and then making a fake comfort room pee, followed by a bee line to the bike.
RIP to a kid far far too young to be shot down in a bike jacking.