I had a somewhat similar experience. Flat tire in a black neighborhood. Not more than a minute after I got out and started the changing process, the local orcs started to form up across the street. Luckily, they dispersed after I violently rapped my tire iron several times against the wall of my truck bed. I looked several of them directly in the eyes the entire time I was wailing away. I have no doubt that they would have assaulted me - at the very least - had I not displayed aggression. It’s like a friggin’ jungle environment with these feral mutts.