Are batons ok to carry while on road?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brownt10, May 12, 2019.

  1. Brownt10

    Brownt10 Member

    The reason I ask is bc I come across some aggressive dogs and the owner is not home or has no control over their dog. This is rare but it does happen. I follow my methods yelling ups, beep horn but the dogs don’t always run out until I get away from my vehicle.batons are legal in my state and I would conceal it on my belt. I know ups does not allow weapons but it’s no different than a multi tool or a pocket knife which is my next step. So overall can I carry a baton concealed if legal in my state? I honestly don’t want to be a fatality and a 14 year old just got mauled by 4 dogs in my state
     
  2. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    A video of you beating a dog with a baton would go viral fast.
     
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  3. Use the DIAD as a weapon.....
     
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  4. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    Know the houses with dogs. Leave them a DR notice at the mailbox and move on with your day. Don't risk a dog bite and don't carry a weapon.
     
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  5. Netsua 3:16

    Netsua 3:16 Active Member

    I've had a couple times where I got caught with my pants down walking out of a driveway and had to walk backwards to keep the dogs in front of me, both times the dogs bit the sh** outta the DIAD. It's basically a shield if you know how to handle those situations
     
  6. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    ..but my supervisors told me yell “ UPS!” at every house so the dog understands it’s just the UPS guy and not an intruder.
     
  7. Saca La

    Saca La What is it?

    Blow horn. Yell ups. Bag it. Leave it on driveway. Put in the remarks “drvwy dog”

    That’s what I do at least when it’s a route I’m not too familiar with. I’ve been chased before. It’s not fun.
     
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  8. Brownt10

    Brownt10 Member

    Let me elaborate. I cover tons of different routes and I do memorize the houses with dogs and leave letters when I DR the package. Ive used the Dias on a dog before and it worked. Now I’m not trying to over think things but what happens when you approach certain breeds and the dogs just come charging at you even if you are facing them and holding the Dias out and if it’s more than 1 dog. I’ve been caught off surprise and honestly after just recently having drivers in my state get severely bitten and people littered getting killed which is few and rare really makes me feel unsafe. I will always continue using the methods and won’t get out with dogs present and my bosses are awesome about this but I’m referring to those surprise visits that catch me off guard bc they do happen. Will I get terminated if caught with s batons or using it to keep a dog back and NOT hitting them unless bitten?
     
  9. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    just carry mace
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Carry a big honkin' flashlight
     
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  11. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    Face the dog. Stand tall (puff chest, stand straight). Speak with a loud and deep voice. Retreat slowly walking backwards, never taking your eyes off the dog. If it charges you, kick it like a football and run for the hills.
     
  12. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    ....with steel toe boots.
     
  13. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Get a 10 or 12” adjustable wrench and keep it in your back pocket

    Never know when you might have to “wrench” on something
     
  14. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    If you can dodge a wrench...
     
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  15. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    A cattle prod disguised as a stick would be handy.
     
  16. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    I have an 18 incher in my cabinet.
     
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  17. Poop Head

    Poop Head rubber bands on the handle

    I think I seen a video of that online
     
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  18. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Only in Louisiana and it has to be red.





    Baton Rouge
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
  19. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    What about bear mace? , spray little poochy with that see what he does lol
     
  20. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

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    Only if you need to practice your field commanding.