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Thread: A very scary storie this was sent to me

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    Not sure if it is true or not, but now days, anything is possible. They could even use it to rob you also.


    > Subject: Fwd: RAPIST
    > TRICK
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Rapist's New
    > Trick -- Please take 3 minutes and read this . .....
    > then
    > pass it on.
    >
    >
    > RAPIST TRICK
    >
    >
    > Know what money you are carrying.. You will see why
    > as you read.
    >
    >
    > Be sure every woman is aware of this method of
    > operating. Share it with those you love. This
    > was the first I have heard of a scheme like this. Be
    > safe!
    >
    >
    > Criminals are coming up with craftier, less
    > threatening methods of attack, so we have to be extra
    > cautious.
    >
    >
    > Read on about the author who lives in Alexandria ,
    > VA.
    >
    >
    > I live in Alexandria , VA , but I often
    > work in Lafayette , LA , staying with friends
    > when I'm there. As you know from America 's
    > Most Wanted TV program, as well as the news media,
    > there is a serial killer in the Lafayette area.
    > I just want to let you know about an "incident"
    > that happened to me a few weeks ago, and could have been
    > deadly.
    >
    >
    > At first I didn't go to the police or anyone with
    > it because I didn't realize how serious this encounter
    > was. But since I work in a jail and I told a few
    > people about it, it wasn't long before I was
    > paraded into Internal
    > Affairs to tell them my story.. It was approximately
    > 5:15 a.m. In Appaloosas, LA. I had stayed with a
    > friend there and was on my way to
    > work.
    >
    >
    > I stopped at the Exxon/Blimpie station to get gas. I
    > got $10 gas and a Diet Coke.. I took into the store two $5
    > bills and one $1 bill (just enough to get my stuff).
    > As I pulled away from the store, a man approached my
    > truck from the back side of the store (an unlit
    > area).
    >
    >
    > He was an "approachable-looking" man (clean
    > cut, clean shaven, dressed well, etc.). He walked up
    > to my window and knocked. Since I'm very paranoid
    > and always looking for the rapist or killer,' I
    > didn't open the window.
    >
    >
    > I just asked what he wanted. He raised a $5 bill to
    > my window and said, "You dropped this" Since I
    > knew I had gone into the store with a certain amount of
    > money, I knew I didn't drop it.
    >
    >
    > When I told him it wasn't mine, he began hitting
    > the window and door, screaming at me to open my door,
    > and insisting that I had dropped the money!
    > At
    > that point, I just drove away as fast as I
    > could.
    >
    >
    > After talking to the Internal Affairs Department and
    > describing the man I saw, and the way he escalated
    > from calm and polite to angry and volatile
    > it was determined that I could have possibly
    > encountered the serial killer myself..
    >
    >
    > Up to this point, it had been unclear as to how he
    > had gained access to his victims, since there has been no
    > evidence of forced entry into victim's homes, cars,
    > etc.. And the fact that he has been attacking in the
    > daytime,
    > when women are less likely to have their guard up,
    > means he is pretty BOLD.
    >
    >
    > So think about it...what gesture is nicer than
    > returning money to someone that dropped it?????
    >
    >
    > How many times would you have opened your window (or
    > door) to get your money and say thank you ...
    >
    >
    > Because if the person is
    > kind enough to return something to you, then he
    > can't really be a threat ... can he????
    >
    >
    > Please be cautious! This might not have been the
    > serial killer... But anyone that gets that angry over
    > someone not accepting money from them can't have
    > honorable intentions. The most important thing to note is
    > that his
    > reaction was NOT WHAT I EXPECTED! A total surprise!
    > But what might have happened if I had opened my door?
    > I shudder to think!
    >
    >
    > Forward this to everyone you know .... maybe they can
    > be as fortunate as I was!
    >
    >
    > P.S. Ladies, really DO forward this to EVERYONE you
    > know. Even if this man wasn't a serial killer, he
    > looked nice, he seemed polite, he was apparently doing
    > an act of kindness, but HE WAS NOT A NICE
    > PERSON!
    >
    >
    > Men, send it to all the women in your life.. What you
    > do today is important because you are exchanging a day
    > of your life for it. Make it a good one!
    >
    >
    > Please forward to anyone you think might benefit from
    > this story.
    >
    >

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    Scary, but not true. Always good to be cautious, though!
    http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/rapisttrick.asp

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    This drives me crazy!!!! My FIL is always forwarding stuff to me that is totally made up. We keep telling him to check the stuff on Snopes before sending it but.... I think sometimes these items do more harm than good.
    Wendy

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    Thank you for the link I forward it to the person who sent it to me

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    Thanks, I had read this before, but reading it again, gives me chills. Thanks.

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    This may not be a true story, but something like that could happen. Just let it be a heads up that we have to be careful and think twice to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

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    You can almost assume when you get something saying "forward this to everyone" that it's not real.

    And I swear, when they write these things, they deliberately put in elements to give it away as fake. In this story, the woman lives in VA but works at a prison in LA? Come on. People do travel for certain jobs, but prison work? And then the lesson is to always know how much money you have on you? In order to avoid a rapist or serial killer?

    There are two good bits of advice in this.:
    1. It is wise to know how much money you have on you. One reason is so you don't get in a jam where your wallet is empty when you thought you had cash. Another is when you're buying something and the cashier doesn't give you enough change and you're counting to check. But there's no need to be obsessive about always knowing exactly which bills you have.

    2. The real lesson of value here is that even approachable-looking, well-mannered people can be criminals. This isn't actually a new tactic; it's been around for centuries. I've personally experienced a couple of versions of this. So the lesson is to be on your guard.

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    If this was a "real" situation the guy would be missing his head because my wife would have used her .45 on his dumb #%& self.

    But in all fairness something could happen like this and you always need to keep your guard up. There is no need in taking chances. Thats why my wife and I have permits to carry a firearm, you can not trust anyone. My daughter is waiting to turn 21 so she can get her permit which is in a few years.

    If you do not want to carry a gun there are some really nice Tazers and pepper spray that is easily carried in your hands and can protect you.

    My little sister used to be "I dont believe in guns and violence" until she was picking up and order at a Chili's restaurant and someone came in and stuck a gun in her face taking her purse and the money out of the cash register. Now she has a permit to carry, a really nice .357, and dares the next fool to try and rob her.

    In my state you have to carry it where everyone can see it, and depending on where you go for your training, they give you a sticker to put on you vehicles back glass that lets folks know that you are carrying.

    Billy

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    Yeah Billy you never know what nut is out there where I you have to be carefull and watch your your back there has been stuff like that happening around in my area at the walmart where I use to work at there a man the got taken from the parking lot and like a week or 2 they found him dead and someone trying to take ladies and stealing cars from the parking lot

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