If there is a teenage or pre-teen girl in your life that you love, please consider showing her the video at this link and having a discussion with her about what to do if she ever is faced with a situation like that shown in the video. Video of abduction. The video shows a man confronting and leading away a girl in Sarasota Fl. The girl’s body was found a few days later.
Two important points to make in discussing the video are. First. if you see a stranger approaching you who makes you feel uneasy, you should turn and run to a place of safety, which can be a place where there are people or traffic, an open store, a lighted house. Do not worry about the stranger’s feelings. The important point is: your safety first, the stranger’s feelings second.
Second, if a stranger attempts to take you somewhere, do not go with him. Scream, claw, kick, poke and punch, but whatever it takes, do not go with a stranger. He may say, “Just do what I say, and you won’t get hurt.” Do not believe him. Do not go with him. Do not let him take control of you. This is the consensus advice of law enforcement and personal safety experts.
In the next few months I will shoot and post videos on techniques that can be used if a stranger grabs you. But the best defense is not to let a stranger get close enough to grab you.
Yes, the odds of these things happening are small, but if it were to happen, you will be so much safer if you are mentally prepared for what to do.