Baseball bat and hammer can be taken away, both if you miss and if you would have landed a hit before an expert fighter twisted it away.
Degreaser could be good, since it's ranged, unless you miss the face and just piss the aggressor off. One badly aimed shot may be all the time needed to close the gap and kick your ass.
I've thought of what I could do in such a situation, and then I think of the counter and know that I'd be fucked all kinds of ways. I once had the honor of seeing an aikido black belt test, and the guy had three other people go at him at once with wooden knives, all of them black belt as well. It's crazy how quickly you can have your weapon taken away, even if you have training.
My plan at Target was all the little hiding spots not obvious to an outsider and leap frog to a door.
I think he meant it more as in, if you realize you cannot get away, it's a good idea to have thought about what you would use as a weapon ahead of time.Anything can be a weapon. The problem is, what can be an effective weapon in the hands of the untrained? What won't get taken away and used against the person who tried to defend themselves?