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This is important information for females of ALL ages.

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Hamlet

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This is important information for females of ALL ages.




When this was sent to me, I was told to forward it to my lady
friends, but I forwarded it to most everyone in my address book. My
men friends have female friends and this information is too important
to miss someone.

Please pass it along.




A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on
what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting
facts:





1) The first thing men look for in a potential victim is
hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail,
bun, braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed . They are
also likely to go after a woman with long hair Women with short hair
are not common targets.



2) The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for
women who's clothing is easy to remove quickly . Many of them carry
scissors around specifically to cut clothing.




3) They also look for women on their cell phone , searching
through their purse, or doing other activities while walking because
they are off-guard and can be easily overpowered.




4) Men are most likely to attack & rape in the early morning,
between 5:00a.m. and 8:30a.m.





5) The number one place women are abducted from/attacked is
grocery store parking lots. Number two: is office parking
lots/garages. Number three: is public restrooms.




6) The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a
woman and quickly move her to another location where they don't have
to worry about getting caught.



7) Only 2% said they carried weapons because rape carries a 3-5
year sentence but rape with a weapon is 15-20 years.



8) If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged
because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going
after you isn't worth it because it will be time-consuming.





9) These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas
, or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their
hands.




Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to
the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince
these guys you're not worth it.





10) Several defense mechanisms he taught us are: If someone is
following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an
elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question ,
like what time is it, or make general small talk: 'I can't believe it
is so cold out here,' 'we're in for a bad winter.' Now you've seen
their face and could identify them in a line-up; you lose appeal as a
target.


11) If someone is coming toward you , hold out your hands in
front of you and yell STOP or STAY BACK ! Most of the rapists this man
talked to said they'd leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that
she would not be afraid to fight back.
Again, they are looking for an EASY target.




12) If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge
advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes), yell I HAVE
PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.




13) If someone grabs you , you can't beat them with strength but
you can by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from
behind, pinch the attacker either under the
arm (between the elbow and armpit) OR in the upper inner thigh
VERY VERY HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used
the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so
upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands - the guy
needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you
can stand it - it hurts.



14) After the initial hit, always GO for the GROIN. I know from a
particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy's parts it
is extremely painful. You might think that you'll anger the guy and
make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our
instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause a lot of
trouble. Start causing trouble and he's out of there.




15) When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two
fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure
pushing down on them as possible . The instructor did it to me without
using much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles
cracked audibly.




16) Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be
aware of your surroundings , take someone with you if you can and if
you see any odd behavior, don't dismiss it, go with your instincts!!!




You may feel a little silly at the time, but you'd feel much
worse if the guy really was trouble.

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 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 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 zigzag 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
should 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 .


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 onto
them, as well.
 

Patti Jury

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Great post..Thanks

Here is another tip..

When being pulled over by an unmarked car..continue to drive if you do not see red and blue flashing lights. Call 911 and verify with the dispatcher that it is indeed a real Police Officer that is pulling you over. If you are not sure continue to drive to the nearest Police Station of busiest place you can find.

We have had several recent imposter pullovers here.

And the number one tip of all...If it don't feel right...It's not right! I used to work Security and I can not tell you what that Gut feeling has done for me to avoid some very nasty situations. Always go with your gut over logic anyday!
 

Mike Kennedy

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New York
SPLIT SECOND IMMEDIATE REACTION WHEN GRABBED FROM BEHIND.........IN PARKING LOTS - REALIZE YOU ........ARE.........FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE........ !!!!!!


BLOOD-CURDLING SCREAMS COMBINED WITH IMMEDIATE, RAPID-FIRE REPETITIVE .........HEEL STOMPS TO THE ANIMALS FOOT..... SMASH HEAD BACKWARD INTO FACE (NOSE IF POSSIBLE)....ELBOW SLAM TO NOSE IF TALLER ......THEN RUN SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS INTO THE NEAREST STORE, DWELLING, AND KEEP SCREAMING TO ATTRACT A CROWD.

IF FRONTAL ATTACK ......ALL 10 FINGERS IMMEDIATELY INTO EYEBALLS.......DIG AND DO NOT STOP..... THEN STEPS ABOVE.
 
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LA Woman

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Female Appraisers:

I have recently stopped inspecting vacant properties by myself.

A couple of weeks ago, while inspecting a house just sold at auction (vacant for some time), I realized that there was someone in there with me, (probably in one of the 2 closets I hadn't opened yet). I ran outside jumped in my car, locked the doors and called the listing agent.

Get this....the listing agent says "Yes, I have been having a heck of a time keeping vandals from living there, everytime I go to that property there are guys in there". WTF? Why didn't she warn me? Cause she is a realtor and couldn't care less about anything other than her %$#@ commission.

My new rule is the agent MUST meet me at the property and make sure the property is vacant BEFORE I will go it. I don't get "hazard pay", heck these days I hardly get any pay at all.

Most agents moan and groan, huff and puff about having to take the time to meet me, but that is their problem. This is their listing. I told one of 'em, well if something happens to me, my husband can sue you and your broker right? He had his assistant meet me at the property.

I just spoke with a man yesterday that bought a house in a new tract of homes a couple of blocks from me, construction is ongoing. He told me that he has had to call the builder several times about their laborers LIVING in the unfinsihed homes at night, drinking all night and peeing in the street. I told him, screw the builder, call the police and code enforcement.

Lets be careful out there!
 
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