For ALL women; please read this info on how to protect yourself from serial killers

** High Priority **

This is really long, but worth reading and remembering.

I learned from my children's karate classes that the elbow is the

strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

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.


> Last night I attended a personal safety workshop, and it jolted

> me. It was given by an amazing man, Pat Malone, who has been

> a body guard for famous figures like Farrah Fawcett and Sylvester

> Stallone. He works for the FBI, and teaches police officers and

> Navy SEALS hand-to-hand combat. This man has seen it all, And

> knows a lot.


> He focused his teachings to us on HOW TO AVOID BEING

> THE VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME. He gave us some statistics

> about how much the occurrences of random violence have

> escalated over the recent years, and it's terrible. Something

> like 99% of us will be exposed to, or become a victim of

> a violent crime. Here are some of the most important

> points that I got out of his presentation:


> (1.) The three reasons women are easy targets for

> random acts of violence are:


> (a.) Lack of Awareness You MUST know where you are &

> what's going on around you.


> (b.) Body Language Keep your head up, swing your

> arms, stand straight up.


> (c.) Wrong Place, Wrong Time DON'T walk alone in an alley, or

> drive in a bad neighborhood at night.


> (2.) 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 the passenger side, put a

> gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON



> (a.) A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or

> parking garage: 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 drivers 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


> (Better paranoid than dead.)


> (3.) ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs.

> (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect

> crime spot.)


> (a.) Do not get on an elevator if there is a weirdo already on

> there. (Of course bad men don't always look bad.)


> (b.) Do not stand back in the corners of the

> elevator, be near the front, by the doors, ready to get off or on.


> (c.) If you get on the elevator on the 25th floor,

> and the Boogie Man gets on the 22nd, get off when he gets on.


> (4.) If the predator has a gun and you are not under

> his control, ALWAYS RUN!

> (a.) Police only make 4 of 10 shots when they are in

> range of 3-9 feet. This is due to stress.


> (b.) 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!


> (5.) As women, we are always trying to be

> sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed.


> (a.) 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.


> (b.) Pat Malone told us the story of his daughter, who came out

> of the mall and was walking to her car when she

> noticed 2 older ladies in front of her. Then she saw a police car

> come towards her with cops who said hello. She also noticed that

> all 8 handicap spots in the area were empty. As she neared her car

> she saw a man a few rows over calling to her for help. He wanted

> her to close his passenger side door. He was sitting in the

> driver's side, and said he was handicapped. He continued calling,

> until she turned and headed back to the mall, and then he began

> cursing at her. In the meantime, she wondered why he didn't ask

> the 2 older ladies, or the policeman for help, and why he was

> not parked in any of the empty handicap spots. As she got back

> to the mall, two male friends of hers were exiting, and as she

> told them the story, and turned to point at the car, the man

> was getting out of the back seat into the front, and the car



> (6.) Tips to saving your life, if you have gotten into a violent

> situation:


> a.) REACT IMMEDIATELY If he abducts you in a parking lot, and

> is taking you to an abandoned area, DON'T LET HIM GET

> YOU TO THAT AREA. If you are driving, react immediately in the

> situation, and crash your car while still going 5 mph. If he's

> driving, find the right time, and stick your fingers in his eyes.

> He must watch the road, so choose an unsuspecting time, and gouge

> him. It is your ONLY defense. While he is in shock, GET OUT. (This

> sounds gross, but the alternative is your fault if you do not act.)


> (b.) RESIST Don't go along with him: run, if you are able:

> DON'T EVER GIVE UP! You DO NOT want to get to a crime scene.


> (7.) Always keep your distance when walking past

> strangers on the street or in dark areas.




> a.) There are packages for $19.95 a month that allow you to

> program only 911 into the dialing out program. (This is an

> alternative for parents who say it is too expensive for their

> kids to have a cell phone.)


> (9.) BREAK DOWNS: Make every effort to avoid this by ALWAYS

> keeping your car in good working order.


> (a.) If your car breaks down: LOCK YOUR DOORS. You

> better have a cell phone to call for help.


> (b.) If you don't have a cell phone: (shame on you)

> keep a blanket, warm clothes, a pair of boots, and a

> flashlight in your car always, for emergencies.


> (c.) If it's noon on a business day, you may want to put your

> hazards on and walk to safety.


> (d.) If it's 2 AM, put on your warm clothes, and walk to a

> lighted area. You are a perfect target if you are sitting in

> your car broken down. Predators search the highways for easy

> targets like you.


> (e.) If you're on a desolate road: walk away from the car

> (in your warm clothes) and go to some bushes, or some

> area AWAY from your vehicles. It will be cold, and uncomfortable,

> but you DO NOT want to stay in your car, and there are no psycho

> bogeymen waiting in the bushes who knew you were going to

> break down there and then.


> (10.) Physical defenses that we can use against the

> violent predator:


> (a.) The EYES are the most vulnerable part of the

> body. Poke him there. HARD. It may be your, only window of

> opportunity.


> (b.) The neck is also a vulnerable spot, but you

> MUST know where to grip, AND HAVE THE STRENGTH to cut

> off his breath.


> (c.) The last place is the KNEES. Everyone's knees

> are very vulnerable, and a swift kick here will take anyone

> down. **** A cautionary note about these things. If you do

> not do these things right the first time, you are in trouble,

> because it will only anger the individual, and that anger will be

> TAKEN OUT ON YOU. I'm not saying don't attempt them (it may be

> your only hope), but be forceful when you do.


> (11.) If you are walking alone in the dark (which

> you shouldn't be) and you find him following/chasing you:

> (a.) Scream "FIRE!", and not "help." People don't want to

> get involved when people yell "help," but "fire" draws

> attention because people are nosy.>

> (b.) RUN!


> (c.) Find an obstacle, such as a parked car, and run

> around it, like Ring Around the Rosie. This may sound silly,

> but over the years, 5 women have told Pat Malone that this



> (d.) Your last hope is getting under the car. Once you are

> under here, there are tons of things to hold on to, and

> he will not be able to get you out and will not come

> under for you (most likely). Usually they give up


> by this point. The catch here is that YOU MUST PRACTICE GETTING

> UNDER THE CAR. You must have a plan (he will have one); know if

> you will be going on your back, front, from the side or back of the

> car. It must be practiced.


> (12.) Never let yourself or anyone that you know be a "closer" in

> any type of business (bar, store, restaurant, gas station). Pat knew

> Danielle, who was a girl that just died from being shot

> pointblank by some kids while she was closing at the local

> gas station. He talked with her the night before she died, and

> asked whether it ever scared her to close alone. She said yes,

> but said "I'll be all right, Pat. I'll be all right." She wasn't.

> Our world is not as safe as we pretend that it is, and

> living in our fantasy worlds WILL get us in trouble, sooner

> or later. Pat Malone said again and again that the women

> who die EVERY MINUTE from violent crimes expected to go

> to bed tonight, and get up tomorrow.


> No one expects it, but we must be prepared and aware so that we



> I would encourage you to pass this on to all women, not just

> your friends and family, but everybody. We all need to hear it.