Sunday, January 6, 2008

From "my" Lt Col ................................................

whether it's 'urban legend' or not, it's well-worth reading - here's my reasoning - many criminals CAN READ - and something like this would give them ideas ............................



NEW FORM OF KIDNAPPING

Please take a minute to read this. This is very scary and could happen to
any of us.. Seems like every nice thing people do for one another can be
perverted.

A new twist on kidnapping from a very smart survivor:

About a month ago there was a woman standing by the mall entrance passing
out flyers to all the women going in. The woman had written the flyer
herself to tell about an experience she had, so that she might warn other
women.


The previous day, this woman had finished shopping, went out to her car and
discovered that she had a flat.

She got the jack out of the trunk and began to change the flat. A nice man
dressed in a business suit and carrying a briefcase walked up to her and
said, 'I noticed you're changing a flat tire. Would you like me to take
care of it for you?'

The woman was grateful for his offer and accepted his help. They chatted
amiably while the man changed the flat, and then put the flat tire and the
jack in the trunk, shut it and dusted his hands off.

The woman thanked him profusely, and as she was about to get in her car, the
man told her that he left his car around on the other side of the mall, and
asked if she would mind giving him a lift to his car.

She was a little surprised and she asked him why his car was on other side.

He explained that he had seen an old friend in the mall that he hadn't seen
for some time and they had a bite to eat, visited for a while, and he got
turned around in the mall and left through the wrong exit, and now he was
running late.


The woman hated to tell him 'no' because he had just rescued her from
having to change her flat tire all by herself, but she! felt un easy. (Trust
that gut feeling!)

Then she remembered seeing the man put his briefcase in her trunk before
shutting it and before he asked her for a ride to his car.

She told him that she'd be happy to drive him around to his car, But she
just remembered one last thing she needed to buy. (Smart woman!!)

She said she would only be a few minutes; he could sit down in her car and
wait for her; she would be as quick as she could be.

She hurried into the mall, and told a security guard what had happened, the
guard came out to her car with her, but the
man had left. They opened the trunk, took out his locked briefcase and took
it down to the police station.

The police opened it (ostensibly to look for ID so they could return it to
the man). What they found was rope, duct tape, and knives. When the police
checked her 'flat' tire, there was nothing wrong with it; the air had simply
been let out. It was obvious what the man's intention was, and obvious that
he had carefully thought it out in advance. The woman was blessed to have
escaped harm. (Amen, thank you, God!)

How much worse it would have been if she had children with her and had them
wait in the car while the man fixed the tire, or if she had a baby strapped
into a car seat? Or if she'd gone against her judgment and given him a
lift?

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 on to 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. Better to be safe than sorry.

2 comments:

lainy said...

Thanks for that post. It could save a life.

I never give rides and drive with all my doors locked.

MK said...

Worrying indeed.