Q: “But what if he’s a rapist??”
A: “So a rapist has your phone number, what’s the big deal?”
“I can only write this story when someone in it dies.”
“Ah, you’ll know. Where can I buy Mace? And is it illegal to carry it?”
(For the record you can buy and carry pepper spray but ONLY if you are NOT carrying it with the intent to use it on someone. If you bought it because you admire it as an object and like to have it with you and somehow end up using it to defend yourself, that’s ok)
*ps, this advice is of a general nature only. If you intend to use it you should consult someone with extensive legal experience.