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How to avoid being the victim of a serious crime...a serious matter and worth the read

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From: Judy Nagel (jdnag_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jun 05 2002 - 05:32:29 PDT


Good Morning, I don't normally send these blanket types message but I
thought this important enough to send to the list. If it can save just one
life, it will be worth the read:

> The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough
> to use it, do! If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out
> the
> back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like
> crazy.
> The driver won't see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

> Last night I attended a personal safety workshop, and it jolted me. It
was
> given by an amazing man, Pat Malone, who has been a body guard for
> famous figures like Farrah Fawcett and Sylvester Stallone. He works for
> the
> FBI and teaches police officers and Navy SEALS hand-to-hand combat.
This
> man has seen it all, and knows a lot. He focused his teachings to us on

> HOW TO AVOID BEING THE VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME.
> He gave us some statistics about how much the occurrences of random
> violence have escalated over the recent years, and it's terrible.
> Something
> like 99% of us will be exposed to, or become a victim of a violent
> crime.
> Here are some of the most important points that I got out of his
> presentation:
> 1 The 3 reasons women are easy targets for random acts of violence are:

>
> (a.) Lack of Awareness You MUST know where you are & what's going on
> around you.
> (b.) Body Language Keep your head up, swing your arms, stand straight
up.
> (c.) Wrong Place, Wrong Time DON'T walk alone in an alley, or drive in
a
> bad neighborhood at night.
> 2 Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating,
> working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a
> list, etc).
> DON'T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the
perfect
> opportunity for him to get in the passenger side, put a gun to your
head,
> and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR,
> LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.
> (a.) A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or
parking
> garage: Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger
> side
> floor, and in the back seat.
> (b.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the
> passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling
them
> into their
> vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
> (c.) Look at the car parked on the drivers side of your vehicle, and
the
> passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your
car,
> you
> may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman
to
> walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY.
> (And better paranoid than dead.)
> 3 ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are
> horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).
> 4) If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS
> RUN!
> (a.)The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times.
And
> even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!
> 5.) As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may
get
> you raped, or killed.
> (a.) Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good looking, well educated
man,
> who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked
> with a cane, or a limp, and often asked "for help" into his vehicle or
> with his
> vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.
> (b.) Pat Malone told us the story of his daughter, who came out of the
> mall
> and was walking to her car when she noticed 2 older ladies in front of
> her.
> Then she saw a police car come towards her with cops who said hello.
She
> also noticed that all 8 handicap spots in the area were empty. As she
> neared
> her car she saw a man a few rows over calling to her for help. He
wanted
> her
> to close his passenger side door. He was sitting in the back on the
> driver's
> side, and said he was handicapped. He continued calling, until she
turned
> and
> headed back to the mall, and then he began cursing at her. In the
> meantime,
> she wondered why he didn't ask the 2 older ladies, or the policeman for
> help,
> and why he was not parked in any of the empty handicap spots. As she
got
> back to the mall, two male friends of hers were exiting, and as she
told
> them
> the story, and turned to point at the car, the man was getting out of
the
> back
> seat into the front and the car sped away. DON'T GET CAUGHT IN THIS!
> TRAP. I'd like you to forward this to all the women you know. It may
save
> a
> life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle. I was going to
> send this
> to the ladies only; but guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters,
> daughters,
> etc., you may want to pass it on to them, as well. Send this to any
woman
> you
> know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot
of
> crazies
> in it....better safe than sorry. PLEASE BE SAFE AND NOT SORRY! JUST A
> WARNING TO ALWAYS BE ALERT AND USE YOUR HEAD!!! Pass this
> along to every woman you have access to. Never let your guard down
>
Judy Nagel
Sax Arts & Crafts
jdnag@elknet.net
jnagel@saxarts.com

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