[ExI] How to avoid becoming a victim of street crime

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 03:09:02 UTC 2009

A friend sent this to me and I decided to pass it on here.  I realize it may
seem "off-topic" but if it stops one person from getting hurt then it's
worth sharing.  And while the advice may be more for women then men, I think
both sexes could benefit from what is stated.

John Grigg

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. 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 chequebook, 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.. 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 parking 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
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.

10. Water scam! If you wake up in the middleof the night to hear all your
taps outside running or what you think is aburst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO
INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your  outside taps full ball so that
you will go out to investigate and then attack.    Stay alert, keep safe,
and look out for your neighbours!
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