Monday, January 26, 2009


( I got this in an email form a friend of mine and thought that it was worth blogging about....

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. 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.

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 love one's life. Have a great week everyone!


At 10:55 PM, Blogger T. F. Stern said...

The first thought which came to mind when I saw suggestion 7, “Serpentine, Schell, serpentine!” from the movie, The In Laws, with Alan Arkin and Peter Falk.

At 11:18 PM, Blogger Jess said...

Wow...what a very informative post... thank you Lucy!

At 12:14 AM, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I have actually gotten this in an email a number of times over these last years,....Very good advice and worth reading and RE-READING!

At 9:17 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Hi Lucy, this is all true, thank you.
Although I do take it seriously, it seems I can never kick the taillights out because my feet and hands are always tied together.
And my bad guy uses a train recording. Of course I look out the door because we don't have a train within 15 miles out here in the country.
BTW, I hope my helpful comments will help people remember these better. :-)

At 6:08 PM, Blogger Big Dave T said...

The Snopes site says the crying baby lure is an urban legend, but it's always a good idea to trust your instincts, especially where your safety is a conern.

At 10:25 PM, Blogger Marla said...

Thanks for all this very important information. We should all be more aware when we are alone.

At 3:07 AM, Blogger Nancy said...

Some great tips, Lucy! I'll be sure to send these to my daughter, as she parks in a parking garage at her work. It is kind of scary for a woman these days, but she and I both are fighters and would give an attacker a good run for his money! I've seen on TV (Oprah or some other show) just how much an elbow can become our best weapon. That and our car keys...they said to go for the eyes with the keys held between your fingers. Better to be safe than sorry, I say! Thanks for sharing these with all of us out here in blogland!

I've been missing your blog somehow...I'll have to make sure you're on my blogroll. Anyhow, I'm glad you stopped by mine and enjoyed the Glenn Miller post. It really was a delightful evening, and the older veterans stood so proud, and rightfully so!!! I was so proud of my ex when he stood! We are still the best of friends...why not, after 34.5 years of marriage!

Have a great week...I'll be sure to return!

((( HUGS )))

At 8:57 AM, Blogger Granny Annie said...

Good tips. I'm with T.F. -- "Serpentine, serpentine!" LOL

I have always heard never to let an abductor take you away from the point of the kidnapping. Scream, scream, scream and risk running or wrecking the car or jumping out of the car, but don't let him or her take you away. You stand no chance if you leave with the abductor and you at least stand some change if you escape by whatever means.

At 9:44 AM, Blogger Oh great One said...

HA! My husband wishes I'd have read this yesterday morning instead of today!

At 12:01 PM, Blogger Putz said...

i really just hope no one throws me into the trunk of a car, you have scared me silly lucy, was that necessary?????

At 12:02 PM, Blogger Putz said...

you are so funny, you say take five minutes to read the horrible scary stuff and then say have a great is that possible????

At 1:37 PM, Blogger P Freeman said...

That's for posting this, Lucy. There's some great common sense stuff here. Here's the Snopes link that debunks the 'crying baby' myth.

Also, you've been tagged. Check out Perpetual Chaos of a Wandering Mind ( more info.

At 6:39 PM, Blogger Fred said...

I am constantly telling the girls to be careful, especially since D3 works at a mall. There have been so many stories about young women being abducted, it scares me. They always give me the "Oh, Dad, it'll never happen to me" line, but of course I still worry.

Great post. I'm going to send each one of them the link so they can read this.

Thanks, Lucy.

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

Hi again Lucy!

I hope you picked up the 3 awards I am passing on to everyone who visits. You and your blog are so deserving of them!!! So please snag them! I can't make them myself so the best I can do is to pass them on to everyone else.

((( HUGS )))

At 9:11 AM, Blogger Putz said...

where is the picture you were supposed to post/???/?????????///

At 8:31 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

These are all good tips. I hate that our world has become so awful that we have to always be on guard, but that's just the way it is. Thanks, Lucy.
Enjoy your weekend and Be Safe!!

At 5:24 AM, Blogger Cliff said...

You forgot the main thing I always tell my wife. -Never go shopping.
That works too.

Yes, all good ones Lucy.


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