Monday, October 12, 2009

Vital Steps to Save Your Life In A Threatening Situation

I debated with myself about posting this subject cause it's not pretty and it's not fun. But I felt compelled to include it in case it might save one life. I felt as a woman that I needed these reminders on safety and that the best way I could show caring for women is to bring to light again these crucial steps to do in case of a dangerous emergency situation.

Of course, they aren't new - Oprah has shown them before - BUT, could you list any of them right now? Or could you remember at the very second you might need them? Could your daughter, sister or mother? Me neither. Here we go...

Crucial Information from a Police Officer:

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,
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.

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.
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.
LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.. If someone is in the car
with a gun to your head
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,
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:
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 aburst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all youroutside taps full ball so that you will go out to investigate andthen attack.Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbours!
Please pass this on
This info should be taken seriously because
the Crying Baby Theory was mentioned on
America 's Most Wanted when they profiled
the serial killer in Louisiana .
We don't need to live in fear - but it is smart to simply take precautions and be alert. I believe it is Wisdom to protect ourselves and share this information, even with children. It is long past the time when "look both ways before crossing the street" was enough training to face this world.

The Bible says "For I have not given you a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a strong mind".

Always needing His wisdom.....
Cynthia K.


  1. Thankyou so much for all this great information. I knew some of it, but it's always good to be reminded. I wanted to add one:

    When walking to your car in a parking lot, always walk with your purse to the inside of the street, not the outside. In one town there were men driving around and pulling purses off of womens arms and driving away. If your purse is on the inside, they can't get to it.
    Thanks again, Char

  2. This is important information we all need to be reminded of. Thank you for taking the time to put it out there!
    We ask for God's protection, but He also wants us to be "smart"!

  3. Hi Cynthia, Thanks for posting this. We need to read this often and be aware of what can and sometimes does happen. Thanks for stopping by and Dusty is doing a little better each day. Still not there completely, but I say a prayer that he'll heal quickly. I hate to think that he is in pain. Thanks again for your concern.

  4. This is a good refresher. A long time ago I arranged for a member of the police department to come and conduct a personal safety class for a group of women. It was so informative. It might be a good idea for us to look into that again. How easy we forget some of these livesaving tips! Thank you.

  5. Good morning. Thank you for posting this. It is a good refreshener. Thank you for visiting
    Have a nice day

  6. We can never read these tips to much. In repeating them we burn them into our brain and maybe someone will be helped in the process.
    Thank you for your sweet comments on my posts. I am always so glad to know that someone reads my blog. Please stop by often and use whatever ideas, pics or anything that can be of pleasure.
    Thanks again and blessings to my new friend.

  7. it is always good to have a reminder. Thanks for posting to keep us safe. Hope you will come by and visit me too.

  8. TY for popping over for a visit & joining me. I appreciate your sweet comments.

    This info is highly valuable reminder.

    Have a great weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

  9. Sometimes we as women need to be reminded of these so thank you so much for sharing them. You might just have saved a life or two!!

  10. Hi Cynthia Thank you for these invaluable tips that we women need to know by heart. My heart goes out to you after reading your profile. So very glad you are blogging and the only tip I have to share with you is to write about what you know and what you're passionate about while not trying to please those who read, because they will love you for being you! Hugs, Mollye

  11. Hey Cynthia. How thoughtful of you to share this with all of us. These are great tips and you are so right about us being so sympathetic. Thank you.

    Also I wanted to say thanks for leaving me a feel better message. It does help to know that you care. I'm feeling much better and hope to post tomorrow.
    Have a blessed and Sweet Sunday. Hugs...Tracy :)

  12. This is such a great post. We all need to hear it over and over. I'm married to a police officer and he has the scariest stories.
    Cynthia, I needed to thank you for your beautiful words to me on my last post. Thank you so much for taking the time to make my day brighter with your understanding.

  13. thanks so much for the tips and the reminder! so sad we need to know this! thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! i hope you visit again soon! i am looking forward to reading more of you blog! have fun!

  14. It's me again, only a different day. I was reading over the comments I got on my angel post and read yours again and I don't think you will ever know how it touched me. So I wanted to thank you again for being such a caring person to take the time to lift someone and make their heart sing.

  15. A new blooger with so many friends - wow - I'm impressed. Welcome to blooger world and I hope you have some wonderful times here.

    Thank you for coming to visit my blog. I have to tell you that I do not 'know' Amy, but have been reading her mother's blog daily for months -so my heart has just gone out to these people.

    I think personal safety is critically important to learn so thanks. And I do remember that love story of those two in the next blog - I wonder how they are now. What a love story.

  16. Welcome to the world of blogging! Thanks so much for following my are a sweetie! The information you posted is always needed to help us remember we need to be safe always. Thanks again and I'm adding you to my blog list.

    Sunday Blessings~

  17. I didn't want you to think I thought Picasso was a great man:

    I think he was cunning and awful too and like I said I didn't understand his works. I just try to dig out unusal facts or little know facts about my birthday people.

  18. This is a wonderful reminder, hopeguly making us aware of what can happen, so we don't get complacent!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! It led me to yours!

    Lou Cinda :)

  19. Thanks for coming by again. It is always to nice to have your comments. I look forward to them.

  20. Thank you for taking the time to put it out there!
    Work from home India

  21. This is a great post, I have shared it with all the woman in my family! Thank you. Besos, Rose