TIPS FOR WOMEN -- TO AVOID BEING A VICTIM!
I learned from my children's karate classes that 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 taillights 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. 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 three reasons women are easy targets for random acts of violence
(a.) Lack of Awareness You MUST know where you are & what's going on
(b.) Body Language Keep your head up, swing your arms, and stand straight
(c.) Wrong Place, Wrong Time DON'T walk alone in an alley, or drive in a bad
(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 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.)
(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
(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 comes 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.
PLEASE BE SAFE AND NOT SORRY! JUST A WARNING TO ALWAYS BE
ALERT AND USE YOUR HEAD!!!
Tips for Women