http://www.ktvl.com/news/city_1188540___article.html/white_robbery.html I think this is one of those instances where I would just give the robbers what they want. Although, with four or more people approaching me, in a crummy part of town, I would definitely be thinking thoughts of lethal force defense. My guess is that there's more history to this story than what the article reports. White City is a small town, these guys had probably crossed paths before. It's hard to believe that someone on probation would be dumb enough to pull a knife on someone for a pack of cigarettes.