Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Then the man got in her back seat."I remember thinking, 'Oh my gosh,' and not making any sound," said the woman, who asked not to be identified out of fear of the assailant. "And then he asked me to just stay in the car, and when I turned to the right—he was in the back seat behind me, kind of scooted into the middle—that's when I saw the gun."Her instincts kicked in.
Remembering a segment on "Oprah" that said to never let a gunman force a move to a second location, she yelled "no" and ran out of the car. He ripped her shirt and scratched her as she escaped.
It seems somehow the Drew Peterson case has something to do with the cat fighting of Mayor Roger C. Clark, who has been in office since 1986, and the Chief of Police Raymond McGury because they did not want the release of any information regarding the robberies to go out on press releases or alert the community. Story Link- http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-bolingbrook-sunshine_26mar26,1,7849721.story
Apparently, their plates are overflowing with the botched police handling in the death investigation of Kathleen Savio, back in 2004, which is now comming back to bite them in the ass.
Instead of keeping this very important information from those who reside in Bolingbrook, IL, they should consider releasing safety tips. including updates on the robberies.
Obviously, someone again, dropped the ball. I have provided a few tips for car safety. Kudo's to the woman who paid attention to an Oprah show, it saved her life!
Getting In Your Vehicle:
Walk with purpose and stay alert.
Approach your car with the key in hand. Look around and inside the car before getting in.
Be wary of people asking for directions or handing out fliers.
Trust your instincts - if something makes you feel uneasy, get into the car quickly, lock the doors, and drive away.
Vehicle Break-Ins and Vehicle Theft:
Never leave your purchases or your purse in plain view in your vehicle. That includes the front passenger side of your vehicle. It is easy for thieves to smash and grab. They are easy targets for criminals breaking into cars in full parking lots.
Some criminals even survey the parking lot to watch people’s activities, so do not return to the store after filling your car with shopping bags. Consider driving to another parking area. Keep in mind that purses are the number one target for thieves breaking into vehicles.
Never leave your car running while dashing in to the coffee shop on the way to the mall. An empty, running vehicle with exhaust puffing into the wintry air is to a car thief like taking candy from a baby.