This is very scary and could happen to any of us. Seems like every
nice thing people do for one another can be perverted. A new twist on
kidnapping from a very smart survivor:
About a week ago there was a woman standing by the mall entrance of
Garden City, this woman had finished shopping, went out to her car and
discovered that she had a flat tyre.
She got the jack out of the trunk and began to change the flat tyre.
A nice man dressed in a business suit and carrying a briefcase walked
up to her and said, "I noticed you're changing a flat tyre.
Would you like me to take care of it for you?" The woman was grateful
for his offer and accepted his help.
They chatted amiably while the man changed the tyre, and then put the
flat tyre and the jack in the boot, shut it and dusted his hands off.
The woman thanked him profusely, and as she was about to get in her
car, the man told her that he left his car around at Crested Towers,
and asked if she would mind giving him a lift to his car.
She was a little surprised and she asked him why his car was at
Crested Towers .
He said that he left his car because of a traffic Jam, and now he was
running late. The woman hated to tell him "no" because he had just
rescued her from having to change her flat tire all by herself, but
she felt uneasy. (Trust that gut feeling!)
Then she remembered seeing the man put his briefcase in her boot
before shutting it and before he asked her for a ride to his car.
She told him that she'd be happy to drive him around to his car, but
she just remembered one last thing she needed to buy. (Smart woman!!)
She said she would only be a few minutes; he could sit down in her car
and wait for her; she would be as quick as she could be.
She hurried into the mall, and told a security guard! what had
happened, the guard came out to her car with her, but the man had
left. They opened the trunk, took out his locked briefcase and took
it down to the police station.
The police opened it (ostensibly to look for ID so they could return
it to the man). What they found was rope, duct tape, and knives.
When the police checked her "flat" tire, there was nothing wrong with
it; the air had simply been let out. It was obvious what the man's
intention was, and obvious that he had carefully thought it out in
advance. The woman was blessed to have escaped harm. (Amen? thank
How much worse it would have been if she had children with her and had
them wait in the car while the man fixed the tire, or if she had a
baby strapped into a car seat? Or if she'd gone against her judgment
and given him a lift?
I'd like you to forward this to all those you know that may need to be
reminded that the world we live in has a lot of deviants in it. It may
save a life. Better to be safe than sorry.
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
on to them, as well.
PLEASE BE SAFE AND NOT SORRY!!
... And as we walk,we make the pledge that we shall always march
ahead.We cannot turn back...