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Thread: Happened in JoAnn Fabric parking lot.

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    Senior Member ThreadHead's Avatar
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    Just heard on the news that an elderly woman of 79 was beaten and robbed as she came out of JoAnn's in Winter Haven.
    Poor thing, her whole face was black and blue and her arm had huge blue marks on them.
    She was a spunky little thing. She said he was not going to stop her from going out, and she better not see him again. She said she would sit on him until the police got there.
    Just be aware of your surroundings. People are needing money just to eat and they are getting desparate
    Syl

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    What a horrific story! I am glad that she is okay enough to be feeling that spunky :D:D:D

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    That's just plain crazy. It takes a real wimp to beat up an elderly lady.

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    All seniors should travel in pacts now! Take a buddy when you go out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasureit
    All seniors should travel in pacts now! Take a buddy when you go out.
    It would be wise to travel with someone regardless of your age.

    Remember to be aware of your surroundings and don't look like a victim...be strong, aggressive and self confident.

    Glad she is still spunky...it could have ended badly.

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    Stupid crook probably made off with her fabric too!

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    Cowards-the lot of them!!! They'll get theirs one of these days!! I was punched in the face by a man (and I use that term loosley!) several years ago here in Vanuatu right in my own restaurant (he was drunk and I refused service) and I punched him back!! It was actually just reflex, I guess, because I never would have thought I had it in me! He was so stunned, he didn't hit me again and I pushed and shoved him outside just yelling "get out!" all the way. As soon as I got him outside, my DH came running in (a staff ran and found him working nearby) and only then did I start to feel any pain! Amazing what adrenalin can do! I have since armed myself with a metal T-Ball bat-which I call "MY EQUALIZER"!

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    Disgusting. My late DH was a corrections officer. He started training me early on to hold my head UP, LOOk around and carry my keys with one key sticking out between my middle finger and my pointer. Said in that position you can hurt whoever accosts you.

    Poor lady ---

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    Threadhead..my daughter said that on Halloween she had "people" who appeared to be adults come to their door to trick-or-treat...she said she thinks that they were homeless people or druggies.. atleast that way they would get something to eat. She lives in a nice upper class neighborhood and said she was afraid they might be looking too see if she had anything they could come back later to steal. So she let her hubby who is 6' 4" tall answer the door most of the time..The econonmy is getting worse each day. I see more and more people begging for money on the street corners.
    There is a 4 bedroom house on a huge lot here in town that they reduced to $50,000 and it's been for sale for over 6 months now. I has a huge shop you could fit a motor home in and a big 3 car garage but the house needs alot of work. Our daughter looked at it and said it was too much work. I am sure it will sit for another 6 months. We live in a small town of only 1000 people. There are several houses for sale and they have been for sale along time. crafty_linda_b

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    That is just awful....we seem to hear of these things more and more. I think it's the economy but that doesn't make it right for these people to just go absolutely crazy! If things don't change soon I fear we're in for a lot more of this behavior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    That's just plain crazy. It takes a real wimp to beat up an elderly lady.
    I agree Only Wimps would beat up a grandma or grandpa. "Off with their heads" I say.

    I hope Karma gets the person that did this to her. I am glad she is okay though.

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    well i did have an email i was looking for (and i will keep looking)...but the following is along a similar vain of keeping ourselves safe....

    EMERGENCY TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE

    Crucial

    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.
    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 chequebook, 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.

    10. Water scam!

    If you wake up in the middle
    of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your outside taps full ball so that you will go out to investigate and then attack.

    Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbours!

    Please pass this on

    This e-mail should probably be taken seriously because

    the Crying Baby Theory was mentioned on

    America 's Most Wanted 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

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    Also, if someone tries to get you to another location - RESIST!! Even if he has a weapon. If he would use it on you in a public location, what chance do you have once he has moved you to someplace secluded?

    "2. Learned this from a tourist guide.
    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!"

    good advice, but you can also keep some loose bills in your pocket, get ready to throw them and run (hopefully with your purse or wallet intact)

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    That disgusting. Weve had old people and handicapped people mugged at the GROCERY store in the city near here. People who do this are just evil.

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    Oh, and great tips, ptquilts. My Dad used to tell us, if they are gonna shoot you, let them do it in the parking lot, at least you will be found. Sick world, huh?!

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    How horrible. I hope those people get theirs.

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    My daughter works at night. She calls me on her cell as she is walking to her car. I still copied and forwarded this information.

    Thanks

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