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Old 11-30-2005, 12:10 PM   #1
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Safety Tips for the Ladies

Got this e-mail today and wanted to share:

We can now add to the list of victims the retired 77 yr. old TCU professor from Ft Worth whose body was found last week in Oklahoma--and the 11 yr. old in Sarasota, FL. Because of these recent abductions in daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation...This is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children, everyone you know.

After reading these 9 crucial tips, forward them to someone you care about. It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

2. Learned this from a tourist guide in ! New Orleans. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you....chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. 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.

4. 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 on 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. If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF, repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person ! is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a p! arking lot, or parking garage:
A.) 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 driver's 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.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!)

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! 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, Preferably ! in a zig -zag pattern!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP. It may get you raped, or! killed. 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.

9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird. The police told her "Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door."

The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, "We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door." He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night.

Please pass this on and DO NOT open the door for a crying baby ----This e-mail should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby theory was mentioned on America's Most Wanted this past Saturday when they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana.

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U.S. District Court for the Western District

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I have seen most of these before but always good to have the reminder. Sometimes we get too comfortable!

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Don't be so paranoid to think that you are always about to get attacked either. That would be a crappy way to live. Just keep an eye out and despite what the Brady campaign tells you if it is legal in your state, carry a gun they save millions every year.
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Just a gentle reminder, do not let this thread become another gun debate.

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I got that email too!!

I think some people have no common sense, and an email like that it always good for those people to read, even if its just once.

I never thought about bashing in the light to stuick out your hand.. hehe

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The email story is another one of those "gas station backseat" stories. While I guess it is completely possible, there is not one reported case of it ever happening. The story actually started in Australia and then migrated to the US. Don't mean to burst anyone's bubble!

For the other tips, good tips ... although if you have ever been locked in a trunk, you may not be able to "smash" out the taillights. Some taillights actually only have little circles that unplug or screw out only for changing light bulbs! NOW in some of the newer cars they actually have safety latches on the inside of the trunk, one pull and WHAM your out, what do you do if your flying down the interstate doing 90?????? Well .... JUMP!

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Ugh, I hate when people say "Dont be so paranoid"
There is a difference between paranoid and being aware.
I'd rather be "paranoid" for the 2-3min I walk to my car alone at night... than to be dead because everyone told me not to be paranoid

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I can honestly say I am a paranoid when alone, especially at night. If hubby is off at hunting camp for the weekend, I'm usually up all night, or close too it. I alwasy think it's good to have a dog. I carry pepper spray also. If I spray the wrong person, they will be in pain but not seriously wounded.
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and you know, even if you can't kick out the taillights from the trunk you should have no problem getting into the wiring at least, and unplugging them. if it's at night, they might get pulled over by police for a fix-it ticket.

and don't forget many newer vehicles have internal trunk releases. criminals aren't always the most intelligent people and they may not jam/disable this safety feature.

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