I pity the clients that hire what they believe is a highly experience company when in fact they’ve been sold a lie.
I am regularly asked about whether I favor armored cars or not, as with everything they have their pros and cons.
During my long career I have been in such situations numerous times and the threat of being set-up, ambushed etc. is always present but that goes with the turf. I am sure it was clear to the teenage gangbanger who was sitting next to me that if things went bad he would be the first to be gut shot; if I was going to suffer, so was he!