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Mon, Sept. 16

Letter: Making a scene could stop abductor


A young woman's recent abduction in Philadelphia was captured on video and shown on the news all over the country. It showed her being forced down the street and into the abductor's car. When I lived in Colorado, a college coed was accosted on a dark street and "shoved" down the street, according to the newspaper account. Whether you want to say "forced" or "shoved" down the street, the women walked.

Do not walk if you're attacked. Immediately sit or lie down. Make the bad guy pick you up and do not be helping him. Wiggle. Squirm. And make plenty of noise. If you should be accosted in a dark parking lot at the mall or the grocery store, and you're lying on the pavement and screaming, he's going to want to get away from you before people appear.

As the police say, "Do not go to the second crime scene." That's where the really bad stuff happens.

Eileen Sherrill


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