I "borrowed" these from Merle. These warnings may or may not be true. I did not check them with snopes.com. Feel free to do so. They just make a lot of sense. They are not intended to panic anyone, just to have you think whenever you are out alone. Thanks, Merle and Lorraine..
Because of recent abductions -- some words of warning.
My friend Lorraine sent me this one. Thanks, Lorraine.
In daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency....
This is for you to share with your wife, your children and everyone you know. After reading these 9 crucial tips, share them with others.
It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do:
The elbow is the strongest part on your body If you are close enough, use it.
2. Learned this one from a tourist guide. If a robber asks for your purse or wallet. DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM.
Toss it away from you. . . .Chances are he is more interested in your wallet or purse than you, and he will go for it.
RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION.
3. If you are ever thrown in the trunk of a car, kick out the tail light and stick your hand out of 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 in their cars after shopping, eating or working, etc, and just sit (doing their chequebooks, 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 IN THE CAR---
LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.
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 AIRBAG 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 parking lot or 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. . . 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 elavator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot.
Especially 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 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 had not verified it but have had several calls from women saying that they heard a baby crying outside their homes when they're home alone at night.
10. Water scam.
If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a burst pipe. DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE. These people turn on all your outside taps on full, so that you will go out to investigate and then attack.
Stay alert , keep safe, and look out for your neighbors.
This e mail should be taken seriously because the CRYING BABY theory was mentioned on America's Most Wanted when they profiled a serial killer in Louisiana.