Holiday Safety-For Our Ladies

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by fish, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. fish

    fish Active Member

    Judy and I got this in a E-Mail and we wanted to pass it on the people we love and care about.

    Please be aware. And pass it on if you think this
    will help someone. This was passed on to me by a friend.

    Sunday afternoon around 5 pm I headed into Target in
    Wheaton, IL (where crime is VERY RARE and mostly it
    is with bike's being Stolen!!). It was still light outside
    and I parked fairly close to the entrance. As I got
    out of my car and began walking towards Target, an
    older lady shouted to me from the passenger seat of a
    car about 30 feet away from me . . . "Ma'am you must
    help me, help me please, help me ma'am!" I looked at her
    in the eyes and started to walk towards her when all of
    a sudden I remembered an email my mom sent me a week
    or two ago (one of those forwards about safety that you
    generally delete, or at least I do) about rapists and
    abductors using elderly people to lure women in.

    I paused, memorized the license plate and immediately
    headed into Target to get a manager to come help this
    lady, just in case something was up.

    While the woman manager headed out there, I kept a
    close watch just because I was curious what was wrong
    with the lady and wanted to be sure nothing happened.
    The target lady got very close to the old woman in
    order to help her do something. Just then, the back door
    flies open and a large man with a stocking cap on jumps
    out and sticks a gun to the lady's stomach as he shoves
    her into the back of the car. I yelled, "call 911" several
    times and just as I was saying that, a policeman who
    happened to be on the other side of the parking lot and
    saw the entire thing happen, raced over to the car. He was
    able to stop the car and arrest the male AS WELL AS THE
    old lady, who was involved in the scheme.

    By God's grace everyone was alright, including me,
    although I think we were both very shaken up. Like many of
    you, I would not, in a million years, have left an elderly
    person who was yelling for help if it weren't for the email
    I had read last week. SO, I wanted to pass this along so
    you all can be aware and remember that you really can't trust
    anyone these days. You just never know when something
    like this could happen. I would have never dreamed it to happen
    to me, especially on a Sunday afternoon at a Target in a safe area!

    It definitely was not coincidence that my mom sent me
    that email just a few days before this all happened. Please,
    PLEASE be careful and always be aware of your surroundings.
    Just because you individually don't go over to help someone
    doesn't mean you have to leave them in trouble, but please
    don't go alone, you really don't know what might be going on.
  2. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

    Yeah I got the same e-mail passed on to me from a fellow brother.....Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

    East Texas

    Thanks for posting that e-mail. Now days anything can, and will, happen. We ALL need to be more aware of our surrounding's....

    There are lots of crazy Folk's out there, waiting to prey on innocent and unsuspecting women.....
  4. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

    Wilmington, NC
    Good post! You really have to be careful! :)