10 Trapping Methods Used By Criminals And How To Avoid And Escape Them
1. Grab trap
The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If any assailant grabs you, use a very forceful elbow jab to break free and run, preferably in a zigzag manner.
2. Wallet trap
If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, do not hand it to him. 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. Run like mad in the other direction.
3. Car boot trap
If you are ever thrown into the boot of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out of the hole (or tear your clothes) and start waving out of the boot like crazy. The driver won’t see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.
4. Shopping list trap
Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc). Stop doing this. 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. As soon as you get into your car, lock the doors and leave.
5. Hijacking trap
If someone sneaks in your car with a gun to your head, do not drive off as he directed. Instead of driving to the destination of the gunman, rev the engine and speed into anything especially a concrete or metallic item like pillar or mast, wrecking the car. Your seat belt will save you while the assailant will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes, bail out and run. Your life is more important than any car
6. Parking lot trap
Look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. 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. Also, 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 to 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 it is better to be paranoid than dead)
7. Staircase trap
Always take the elevator instead of the stairs in high rise buildings unless there is no elevator. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at night.
8. Sympathy trap
Stop being sympathetic with your car by offering lift to people you don’t know. It may get you raped (note that men now rape men just like they rape women) or killed. Don’t offer lift to any man or woman you don’t know.
9. Crying baby trap
If you hear a crying baby on your verandah or gate entrance in the middle of the night, don’t come out to check. Android phones are easily used by criminals to create baby voice to lure you out of safety.
10. Water tap trap
If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a burst pipe, do not go out to investigate. Criminals turn on all your outside taps full blast so that you will go out to investigate and then attack you.
Safety starts with you. Keep yourself secure by keeping yourself safe