Whether it's the drinks talking or just the person being weird, a night out can get scary quickly. Bars tend to attract all the crazies and women typically have to deal with the aftermath. People working at these bars have always known and sometimes intervened. Now, they are taking it to the next level to protect their customers. Whether it's a safeword, a safe drink, or just a look, bartenders and servers will come to the rescue with no questions asked.
We wanted to know how well it went over, so we looked throughout Reddit and found the craziest stories about bar heroes. This content was edited for clarity.
'Please hail a cab and make sure I get in it.' When the guy came out of the bathroom and saw me talking to the bartender he started getting even weirder and now possessive. I said I needed to go, while the bartender (huge guy) sort of got between us and said, 'Ok time to go home, buddy.' The guy followed me outside screaming at me telling me he I'll regret this. He tried to follow me into my cab, while the bartender held him back until I took off.
When I got home, I was extremely shaken and Googled his name and found his mugshot. I don't think it was for murder, but it was definitely him, as he was pretty distinctive looking."
"There was a bar that called 911 once after they bounced a guy who was creeping out a woman. He stood outside the bar and flat out said he was waiting for her until she came out, which he did. He started following her and told people they were together. I was the cop that came to the scene, so I had to stand with this moron while this poor girl and her friends got into the car, and creep tried to stand really close so he could get the address. I told the driver her address, but gave the address of the jail, which most taxis know, and he seemed to get the hint. Guy tried to complain later that we had unlawfully detained him just so he couldn't get the girls number and address.
I mean, yeah, basically that's what we did. Move along."
"I've actually been used to escape by a random before. I was at a local bar with a bunch of friends and out of nowhere a girl walked over, sat on my lap and between teeth clenched smiled and said: 'Pretend to know me.' I laughed and loudly said, 'Hey you! Where'd you wander off to?' Thankfully my friends picked up on it because a few seconds later some of my female friends were chatting with her and standing between her and the guy she'd fled.
I asked her after what about me made her know I was a safe person to turn to and she said, 'because you're here with a bunch of women. Total honesty thought you were gay.'"
"I was at a bar alone and it was late and this guy wouldn't leave me alone. The bartender swooped in and said he was my husband and I was there waiting for him to get off work. He grabbed all my stuff and brought it to the other side of the bar while the other bartender got the guy out. They had me wait for a while after he left then they got me an Uber home to be safe.
This bar was right next to the train station I commute through. I went back in a couple days later to thank him, and things took a completely unexpected turn.