Just ran across this story about women’s self defense and I thought I would share it with you:
On Tuesday night, I was leaving the supermarket and getting into my car at about 8:30 p.m. when a man approached me and forced his way into the car. I had just loaded my groceries and was getting ready to start the car when I saw him through the corner of my eye. I tried to close the door shut but it was too late.
He jumped in the car and was sitting on the driver’s seat with me, pushing me, pulling my hair, and shouting at me to move over. I fought back as hard as I could – yelling, shoving him out, honking the horn, trying to key him in the eye, and luckily I had pepper spray on my key-chain that I sprayed at him. The guy eventually got back out of the car and took off running. He got in a truck with another guy and they sped away. I was in a well-lit spot in the parking lot – just 3 or 4 spots from the entrance to Target. Despite my honking and yelling, no one came to help.
Thank God that I am fine – just a few bumps and bruises, and I managed to get away, but I hate the thought that somebody else would not be that lucky. This guy is still out there, and I’m sure he’s not the only crazy that would do something like he did. Please be careful and please be aware! Don’t ever think you’re being overly cautious. Had I been less aware, this guy may have accomplished what he intended to do, and I don’t even want to think of the possibilities. We hear of this stuff happening, and I know I sort of had the attitude that, yes, it happens, but it won’t happen to me. I learned the hard way that it can happen to anyone in any place – there are some terrible people out there. Janice, Austin, Texas.
This story demonstrates how important it is to be aware of your surroundings. This guy approached her car and she didn’t even see him until it was too late. Also notice how she honked her horn and made noise and nobody came to her assistance? When it comes to personal protection, we are all on our own. The police aren’t always going to be around and bystanders often are too afraid to help. Luckily she had some pepper spray to fight the guy off.
If our society wasn’t so paranoid about private citizens carrying guns, someone in that parking lot might’ve been packing and could have put an end to this thing even quicker. Food for thought.