When I lived in Michigan I was talking to a group of guys sitting around after my self defense class talking about what to do if you come across a BG with a gun committing a crime [mugging someone]. One of the assist. instructors said that if you ask the BG please he might do what you tell him. I was confused and he told me to hold my hand and point my fingers like holding a gun and point at him and yell, Please [with a sharp fast emphasis on please] put down you weapon or I will shoot, do it now!!!! Obviously, he is implying that when you say please fast that the BG will misinterpret it as POLICE... He said that even the hardest of criminal will pause even for a second giving you a tactical edge and adding a dominating factor to your advantage. Most BGs will do what you say or run. He said he doesn't teach that but he didn't have a problem using it. I just remembered that today and wanted to get your thought or legaleez on the subject. Could that be considered as misrepresenting yourself as a police officer? I mean momma told me to always say please.