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 to 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. Then 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 first, then drive away.
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
6. Always take the elevator instead of the stairs.
Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect
7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under
The predator will only hit you (a running target) 1 in
25 times; And even then, it most likely will not be a vital
8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic:
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. Crying Baby:
Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby
on her porch 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 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 has used it to coax women out of their homes,
thinking that someone has 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.