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Jodi Falk Bears by Jodi
Gahanna , Ohio USA
Posts: 3,463

I got this in my e mail this morning ...I felt led to share with all of you my teddy bear family !!!
 
> Subject: Good Advice - Please share!
> >
> > For those of you unfamiliar with Kelsey Smith, she
> > was a 17 year old
> > abducted from a Target parking lot in Overland
> Park
> > KS on Saturday,
> > June 2nd in broad daylight. Her body was located
> in
> > Missouri several
> > days later. Her abductor was caught on
> surveillance
> > cameras follow
> > Kelsey into Target, leaving moments before her.
> Her
> > abduction was
> > also, but not clearly, on tape. When Kelsey did
> not
> > arrive where she
> > was supposed to be Saturday, searchers started
> > looking for her. They
> > were finally able to track her movements via her
> > cell phone pinging
> > cell towers. They found her body in a wooded area
> in
> > Missouri. The
> > surveillance photos provided a good picture of the
> > person of interest
> > and that was posted all over TV and Internet. The
> > man, a 27 year old
> > with a wife and child, was arrested and faces
> > charges of kidnaping
> > and 1 st degree murder. The articles I have read
> > indicate that he
> > will be charged in Federal Courts because he
> crossed
> > state lines from
> > Kansas to Missouri and that he could face the
> death
> > penalty.
> >
> > Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It
> may
> > save your life or
> > love one's life.
> >
> > Crucial
> >
> > Because of recent abductions
> >
> > in daylight hours,refresh yourself of these things
> > to do
> >
> > in an emergency situation...
> >
> > This is for you, and for you to share with your
> > wife,
> >
> > your children, everyone you know.
> >
> > After reading these 9 crucial tips ,
> >
> > forward them to someone you care about.
> >
> > It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world
> we
> > live in.
> >
> > 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 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.
> >
> > ************* Here it is *******
> >
> > 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
> >
> > e-mail should probably
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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
> >
> > and it's better to be safe than sorry.
> >
> > Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It
> may
> > save your life or
> > a loved one's life.
> >
> > --

Tracy ThimbleBeary Originals
Iowa
Posts: 2,049
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Wow......lots of reminders here that are so important for our safety.  I am one that doesn't pay attention to anything at all in parking lots during the day.....other than not getting run over by someone else that is bear_wacko .   Thanks Jodi! bear_wub  bear_wub

Michelle Helen Chaska, Minnesota
Posts: 2,895

Jodi: Thank you for posting this....So important.

You know the parking lot tip about cars or vans parked next to your car? Well I was in college and it was very late a night. My car was parked in a huge parking lot and hardly any cars around. But my car was there and another parked right next to it. Nobody was in the car. As I approached my car, a male head popped up! Fear of the worst kind filled my body and I ran like the dickens and stopped at the nearest house. It was a fraternity house but I didn't care. I explained what happened and all the guys, about 10 hulking good looking men escorted me to my car. The guy in the car parked next to me saw all these men and me. He turned on his car and drove off. One of the fraternity guys took his car tag down just in case...

But more interesting is, I was a sitting target. For on my sporty little car, I had a license plate on the front of the car saying "Michelle". He knew a female owned that car and I just bet he was waiting for me.....

Thanks to the Sigma Nu fraternity, I was taken care off.....I had my "Michelle" plate taken off immediately....

cherylbruinwerks Bruinwerks
Edmonton
Posts: 784

My DH, up until recently, was a Private Investigator and he frequently came home with stories about women he investigated (or were near by when he was on survelliance) who were obviously blissfully unaware of what was going on around them. He said they loaded up their arms with packages and babies and bags and then would walk right next to a parked van with blacked out windows - just a tragedy waiting to happen. He is always after me to look at the cars around me when I park somewhere or even take notice of the cars parked on our street and make 2 trips with bags so I can always be mobile if I need to get away quick.
Thanks for the reminder Jodi!
Cheryl bear_thumb

Jodi Falk Bears by Jodi
Gahanna , Ohio USA
Posts: 3,463

Yea...this is pretty scarey !!! You just never know.Gives me the chills !! bear_wacko  bear_cry

valewoodbears Valewood Bears
Yorkshire
Posts: 6,537
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There is some good advice here Jodi, we should never, ever, ever think it won't happen or it only happens to somebody else!!!!  Thank you Jodi

Warm wishes
Pauline

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