So I've never had any direct police/security confrontation about any illegal activity even though I've had far more close calls than I care to remember. I've been very lucky, and I even ask god for each day to keep me safe (Even though I have very loose beliefs about any religion). My basic plan for any confrontation: 1. Authority confronts me and questions what I'm doing 2. I carefully place my hands in plain view and drop anything that may be in my hands 3. I say "DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO THE FUCK I AM?" Intended to sound like I am a person of importance, but in reality to discover if they actually know my identity. 4. Yes/No decides next move 5. If yes - I get down on my hands and knees and remain silent no matter what I'm being accused of and refuse to answer any questions 6. If no I run like a bat out of hell, my 2 mile time is under 10 minutes and I challenge any pig to run me down. I'd congratulate them if they succeed. If shot down for some reason I'd die for the cause. I'm 100% positive an unarmed college student studying mechanical engineering being shot down would not look good in the paper.