Staying alert while entering and exiting your car
More women's self-defense tips: Here are two recent articles which hopefully will show the need of some basic awareness around your car. The first one is also yet another example of the bad (dangerous really) habit of walking around with earphones on at certain times and places.
College student assaulted
From California contracostatimes.com wrote about an 18-year-old female student who was assaulted in a parking structure.
The young woman was attacked at 6:45 p.m. while walking up to her car. The student was reportedly listening to an MP3 player. A spokesman with the college police said the perpetrator grabbed the woman as she clicked her remote control to unlock her vehicle.
Luckily, the El Camino College (in Torrance) student was able to fight off the attacker who grabbed her from behind by screaming and giving the attacker and elbow.
Just a brief stop at the store...
In Theodore, Alabama, a woman who was selling peanuts said she briefly ran into a store to get some more supplies, according to myfoxgulfcoast.com. When she jumped back into the car, she could feel a knife to her stomach.
The man - who had gotten into her unlocked car - made her drive down a side road, before the woman decided to fight back. Even though she was cut to the hand, she managed to get the attacker out of the vehicle.
The woman said the robber took off with her purse and seven dollars.