You decide to question “Savage” about where he is headed. Savage looks surprised as he stops in the street to talk to you.
“Who, me?” he says.
He shuffles his feet from side to side as though he is trying to keep warm. He seems nervous, but many people feel that way when approached by the police. His hands are still in his pockets. You ask him again where he is headed.
“I’m going to my home-boy’s house up the street,” he says.
“Where is that?” you ask.
“Down there off Chester, by the U-Serve Laundromat.”
You feel that “Savage” is not telling you the truth, but you are not sure why. You suddenly realize that you have not marked out with the dispatcher, have not conducted a pat-down and have allowed a suspect to talk to you with his hands in his pockets.
What will you do?
Note: last two options lead to Matlosz.
Tell "Savage" to take his hands out of his pockets. He might have access to a weapon.
It's too late for talk. Point your handgun at "Savage" and place him on the ground.
Let's not overreact. "Savage" is not necessarily dangerous just because his hands are not visible.