In order to stay safe, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings.
As I once learned in a self-defense class, becoming more conscious of what is around you can help get you out of a hairy situation without having to take any violent action, like this 11-year-old had to resort to.
This is exactly what this woman did once she became aware of a car that had parked peculiarly close to hers in a parking lot.
Swayed by her instincts, she drove away from the area to safety, where she then discovered something on her windshield that proved her paranoia.
Roused by her mother’s amazing brush with disaster, her daughter took to Facebook and warned the masses about the dangers of suspicious cars and free pretty pink jewelry.
While the scary report has been investigated by law enforcement, their search has proven inconclusive.
However, the moral of the story remains the same: always be aware of your surroundings!
Check out her post below and learn the signs and details that the potential perpetrators used — it could prevent more situations like this from happening in the future!
Recently, a woman took to Facebook to warn others against something that doesn’t really sound so scary: Free jewelry.
Her post has now gone viral, being shared by thousands of women around the world — and it’s no wonder.
In the Facebook post, she included a photo of a big pink diamond ring in a baggy, along with her mother’s harrowing tale.
“EVERYBODY PLEASE READ THIS!!!! THIS IS SO INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT AND SCARY.
“My mom was in Appleton at the mall, and parked at Macy’s.
“She was alone and looking at her phone as she was leaving the building and approaching her car.
“Right after she got in, still looking at her phone, she noticed a large white SUV with tinted windows pull into the spot next to her.
“She always habitually locks her door as soon as she gets in the car (thankfully).”
“She said she felt a little uneasy because there were so many other empty parking spaces, but they pulled up right next to her car immediately after she got in, so she decided to drive away.
“On her way home, she could hear something tapping against her windshield, but she didn’t want to stop.
“When she got home and out of the car, she found (the ring) under her windshield wiper.”
“This is exactly how human trafficking and abductions take place.
“They probably watched her get out of her car and placed it on her window, and waited for her to come back.
“Who knows what would have happened if my mom had gotten out of her car to see what was under her windshield while she was still in the parking lot.
“Of course, a person would be curious and want to read the writing on the bag, but in the two seconds it takes you to grab the bag from under the windshield to read what is on there, it might already be too late.
“Bad things can happen in the blink of an eye.”
“I STRONGLY urge everyone to tell your loved ones about this scenario, whether it be your daughter, son, sister, brother, mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, or friends — and/or share this post and get the word out.
“This happened in broad daylight to my own mom (a forty something year old mother of four) in Appleton, WI, and could happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time.
“Human trafficking and kidnapping is real, and not a topic to be taken lightly.
“You don’t think it will happen to you until it does.
“I stop by the mall by myself all of the time.
“After this situation, I would not recommend anybody go there by themselves, or go anywhere by themselves for that matter.”
“Especially teenage girls. ALWAYS try to travel in groups, and ALWAYS stay alert in parking lots or public places, especially at night.
“Don’t look at your phone when you’re walking to your car, and if you don’t have pepper spray, hold your hand in a fist with your keys between your fingers, perpendicular to your bones, until you get into your vehicle.
“It is so easy for predators to lure or target young women who are alone.
“So be smart, stay alert, and make it a priority to learn to defend yourself physically. Some people’s instincts and reactions don’t kick in until after the few seconds it takes for someone to sneak up and grab you from behind, and God forbid it be too late to save yourself.
“PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!!!”
While local law enforcement investigations have proven inconclusive, her tale is still an important lesson in being aware of your surroundings.
Please SHARE this important message with women everywhere! It could just save a life.