Still, his family and friends are worried about him. Scottie says he sometimes is concerned for his own safety just because he hangs around with Nielsen. "I try not to think about it," he adds. "He's handling this better than I could."
But Nielsen's not looking for trouble, either. "I'm not going to make it easy for the other side--and the gang members are the other side--to find out where I live and where I sleep at night," he says. "I'm not much of a fighter. But when you're confronted by it, you have to stand up to it.