PERSONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
I received this from a retired patrolman and it has some very
interesting points for personal safety.
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, 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.
are some of the most important points that I got out of his
1. The three reasons women are easy targets for random acts
a. Lack of Awareness You MUST know where you are & what's
b. Body Language Keep your head up, swing your arms, stand straight
c. Wrong Place, Wrong Time. DON'T walk alone in an alley, or
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 he 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
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
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! 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'TGET 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.
BE SAFE AND NOT SORRY! JUST A WARNING TO ALWAYS BE ALERT AND
USE YOUR HEAD!!!