Jim Almond, a former police auxiliary member who works for Robideaux Motors, had a close encounter with a zany before Christmas. Seems Jim was in the Costco parking lot, driving round and round looking for a spot. With a female driver following him closely. At last, a spot opened before him and he took it. Only to have the driver behind him stop and yell: "That was my spot." Surprised by the taunt, Jim noticed her license plates, from California. He isn't proud of what he said next, in the heat of the moment and all, but out came: "Go back to California where you belong." Not bad for spur of the moment. For his troubles, he found himself looking down the wrong end of a handgun. The woman reportedly pulled one on him while still sitting in the car. Jim knocked it out of her hand and called the police. Be careful out there.