You never know what kind of person you're going to deal with, on a date. Especially when the date's behavior is just straight up creepy. But sometimes strangers who witness these events know the right time to step in and save the day!
A man’s perspective of a couple’s date night was just one of the many, ‘Worst Nice Guy Experiences,’ stories circulating, thanks to Reddit.
Basically, a Reddit user by the name of ThrowAwayForPancakes was on a date with his girlfriend and overheard a situation going down behind him. The situation behind included a different woman on a date, who was being talked to inappropriately, by the guy she was on a date with. Along with the inappropriate comments, the guy also proceeded to threaten her.
“I’m having dinner with my girlfriend at the time, and behind us are a couple on a date. It is…not going well. The guy was being rather creepy and making some pretty inappropriate comments, the girl doesn’t look at all comfortable.
The girl finishes her appetizer really quickly, my guess is she wanted to get it over with. Guy proceeds to comment on it and says: ‘Well, least I know you can swallow right?’ Loudly.
Girl goes red and tells him that isn’t appropriate, he literally waves his hand in a ‘shoo’ type motion and says: ‘Oh calm down I was going to find out in a few hours anyway.’
I missed her exact reply as she moved to a hushed tone, but it was fairly obvious what was being said: f— no, f— off, f— this. He responded with: ‘Sweetheart, I picked you up, I know where you live.’ She lost the color in her face and said nothing.”
Well, ThrowAwayForPancakes could not handle hearing this woman being talked to like that so he decided to step in, but was halted by another man who looked to be older, bigger and very fit. That man actually turned out to be an off-duty police officer…And this is where the drama goes down! The cop pulls up a chair at the date-from-hell’s table, and here’s the exchange…
Cop: “So, I’m quietly celebrating my daughter’s birthday with my family, when I distinctly hear you threaten this young lady… Would you care to explain yourself?”
Guy: “I, ah, well, um, you see…”
Cop: “That’s what I thought. Now see, we take a very dim view of that kind of thing, so right now I’m deciding if I want to have some of my buddies come pick you up.”
Of course, this petrified the guy and he started freaking out. So the cop decided to give him some options…
Cop: “How about you hand me your ID, because I wouldn’t want you running off on me, then you go see one of the staff here and settle your bill…the full bill now, this young lady shouldn’t go hungry on account of your poor behavior. Or we can go with the first option, I’ll leave it up to you.”
The guy complied with the cop’s request to hand over his ID and then went to the counter to pay for the meals.
Meanwhile, the cop took his details down from his ID and apologized to the girl who was suffering on the date with this terrible guy.
Cop: “Sorry about that miss! I hope I’m not intruding, it just seemed like you could use some help. Oh and don’t worry, if you want to pursue this further I’ll have some of the boys pick him up on his way home, we can definitely take this further.”
The girl thanked the cop and said that she actually wanted to run 30 minutes before this all happened, but she couldn’t because the guy drove her…
The cop was so genuinely nice and offered the girl to join him and his daughter for dinner and also offered to drive her home afterward. The girl was more than gracious for the offer and decided to take him up on it. But then the terrible guy came back to the scene, after paying, and asked for his ID back from the cop.
Cop: “There you go. Now, I have your details right here so I highly recommend you don’t go near or contact this young lady ever again.”
The guy agreed and apologized (most likely not genuine, but out of fear).
Thankfully this story stops with a happy ending as the cop, his daughter, and this girl all have a great time talking and laughing at dinner – just overall enjoying the night.
“It was hands-down the best way I have ever seen anybody handle any situation, ever. That cop is my hero.”
I think that this a great story to inform others about A) the safety concerns when it comes to dating, and B) that there can be good in people, especially the caring cop.
The fact that some strangers are willing to step to the plate to protect and defend someone that they don’t know, is truly amazing.