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How to deal with witnesses

Red Dead Redemption 2 Walkthrough and Guide by Paul (vhayste)
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How to deal with witnesses

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If you commit a crime near a single or several strangers nearby they will start to run away and will attempt to report to the authorities. You can stop a witness from doing so by chasing after them and confronting them. If they stop and plead, you can continue threatening them until they promise to turn a blind eye. At this point, you can beat them up and/or rob them as well.

Another method is by chasing after them on horseback and capturing them using a lasso. This is recommended if the witness is also on horseback.

Witness Chain Reaction
Take note that hogtying a civilian is also considered a crime so if someone else saw you doing this, that will become another witness you have to take care of. Committing a crime in settlements and towns can be very problematic because of this chain reaction.

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  • Horse Care
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