There's a reason we're always being told: "listen to your gut." Because our human instinct is to protect ourselves from danger, and help us exit a situation that could potentially cause us harm. But sometimes we don't pick up on these signals until it's almost too late.
Someone asked Reddit: "what is your 'Oh sh*t, I’ve got to get the hell outta here right now!' story?"
1.) From buttstuft:
Living in Baltimore some years back and I was driving home through a rough area of the city. Sitting at a stop light behind an already stopped car, another pulls up next to me on the right. Not really thinking anything of this, the light turns green. Neither of these cars move and I see a car zipping up behind me. I look to my left and I see two guys running towards me. I am so thankful that I left a good deal of space between me and the car in front. I hooked it around the car I front and sped off. Pretty sure I was going to be a victim of a car jacking or maybe something worse. Glad they ill timed their plan and I gave myself that space. Lesson here is always keep your head on a swivel in Baltimore.