hi-so, 2 days ago, I'm walking down hollywood blvd, in hollywood, ca. A male hispanic, shaved head, wearing all blue, and carrying a stick of some kind, comes alongside me and asks me if I was the guy talking s**t to his "homie", I say no(btw, no ca ccw, no gun or anything else on me) He said something under his breath that sounded insulting, so instead of being scared, I get pissed and tell him to back off or I'll shove that stick... well, you can guess where. I also called him a gangbanging p.o.s. He threw gang signs at me, and verbally indentified himself as ms-13(I thought crip up until then because of the all blue outfit) and walked to the other side of the street. As I approach vine st, I realize he's been tracking me on the other side of the street and is waiting for me at the corner of hollywood and vine, right in my way. I cross, and get in his face. I dare him to hit me with the stick, call him a p***y, and keep walking. His response is to call me a f***ing n****r and scurry towards the nearby subway station. I guess this is more vent than anything else, because I'm not allowed to carry a gun in this city, and this is clearly a situation where it might've come in handy. I doubt pepper spray would've done the trick with this dude if it had gotten physical. Any thoughts on what I should carry for everyday self-defense?