Great Tips for Keeping Safe

Today’s post is brought to you by an email I received that contained vital information to keep safe…

A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL STATE OF MICHIGAN : 

SITUATION..
While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it.
For whatever reason, I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I called the Canton PD and they were going to check it out. But, this is what the Police advised even before they went out there to check….

“There are several things to be aware of … Gangs and thieves are now plotting different ways to get a person (mostly women) to stop their vehicle and get out of the car.

“There is a gang initiation reported by the local Police Department where gangs are placing a car seat by the road…with a fake baby in it….waiting for a woman, of course, to stop and check on the abandoned baby.

“Note that the location of this car seat is usually beside a wooded or grassy (field) area and the person — woman — will be dragged into the woods, beaten and raped, and usually left for dead. If it’s a man, they’re usually beaten and robbed and maybe left for dead, too.

DO NOT STOP FOR ANY REASON!!! DIAL 9-1-1 AND REPORT WHAT YOU SAW, BUT DON”T EVEN SLOW DOWN.

Oh yea, about the EGGS:
“IF YOU ARE DRIVING AT NIGHT AND EGGS ARE THROWN AT YOUR WINDSHIELD, DO NOT STOP TO CHECK YOUR CAR, DO NOT OPERATE THE WIPERS AND DO NOT SPRAY ANY WATER BECAUSE EGGS MIXED WITH WATER BECOME MILKY, AND BLOCK YOUR VISION UP TO 92.5%, AND YOU ARE THEN FORCED TO STOP BESIDE THE ROAD AND BECOME A VICTIM OF THESE CRIMINALS.

THIS IS A NEW TECHNIQUE USED BY GANGS, SO PLEASE INFORM YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.

THESE ARE DESPERATE TIMES AND THESE ARE UNSAVORY INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL TAKE DESPERATE MEASURES TO GET WHAT THEY WANT.”

Please talk to your loved ones about this. This is a new tactic being used.

WARNING # 3:
Some knew about the red light on cars, but not Dialing 112. 
It was about 1:00 p.m. In the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. Lauren’s parents have always told her to never pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc. 

Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called, 112 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to   tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and   there weren’t, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way.

Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes. 
I never knew about the 112 Cell Phone feature. I tried it on my AT&T phone & it said, “Dialing Emergency Number.”
Especially for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car. Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going on to a safe place. 

*Speaking to a service representative at Bell Mobility confirmed that 112 was a direct link to State trooper info. So, now it’s your turn to let your friends know about “Dialing, 112”

You may want to send this to every Man, Woman & Youngster you know; it may well save a life.

This applies to ALL 50 states 
PLEASE PASS ALONG TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY, IT CAN SAVE A LIFE….

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9 thoughts on “Great Tips for Keeping Safe

    • Talynn,

      I thought the egg thing was the most interesting item mentioned. If I hadn’t of heard this I would have immediately hit the wipers, though since I’m a bit of a slacker with maintaining the car it’s likely the washer fluid tub would have long since been empty 🙂

      Christi

  1. Thanks, Christi. We often forget what devious individuals are out there plotting to take advantage. Great tips for safety. Also … living in the city, the first thing I did if someone followed or approached my care was head for the first police station. In a parking lot in the mall or supermarket late at night … if someone approaches … close all the doors and blow the horn until someone comes to help. Great tips … you can never be too careful 🙂

    • Florence,

      My parents drilled into my head the concept of NEVER pulling over for a police car in a deserted area…instead just hit the blinkers and drive to a public place. (Helps that my Grandpa was a police captain so I got to learn all the rules 🙂 )

      Are you doing NaNo?

      Christi

    • L,

      Aaaauuuugggghhh! I make it a strong habit to always check snopes before I forward anything with information like this…except this one time. I’m such a sucker!

      Thanks for the heads up!

      Christi

      • LOL! It’s okay. It still got people thinking about personal safety, and these things, or some variation of them, really could happen!

    • Cassandra,

      Once I saw the snopes article I considered pulling this post, but ultimately decided to leave it because hopefully it may make people more aware.

      I’m a new reader of your blog, and must say I’m LOVING IT!

      Christi

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