I was the victim of an attempted car jacking at knife point this morning at Alton Baker Park.
I am fine (physically).
As I was putting on my rain pants this young punk with a skateboard, sleeping bag and bags came around the back of my car and pulled a black switch blade on me and told me to give me the keys to my car, to which I replied, "NO"! I then ran around to the passenger side of the car and grabbed my pack with my cell phone, I was going to lock the car from that side but he got in the car with me from the drivers side, so I ran out the passenger side and called the police.
He continued to rifle through my car until the police arrived.
The police were great, about 8 cars responded within 3 minutes and had the guy in custody soon after.
This took place a the east end of Alton Baker Park in the gravel parking lot next to the canal.
I almost never bird Alton Baker Park . Be alert out there and take appropriate safety measures.
I wish I new karate. A way to ruin a perfectly good birding day!