10 Emergency Tips that May Save Your Life

10 Emergency Tips that May Save Your Life Keeping SafeThe New Year is a great day to give thanks, just for being alive. That said, this list of emergency safety tips was sent to me by a dear friend. She wants to make sure all of those she loves has a safe year. I want to pass them along to you. Even if you already know to do this, it never hurts to have a reminder…

1. Elbow Your Attacker

Tip from Tae Kwon Do: the elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

2. Toss Your Wallet

If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Instead, 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. Trunk Kidnapping Escape

If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Lock and Leave when You Get into Your Car

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.) DON’T DO 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.


If someone is in the car with a gun to your head Repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead, gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your air bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat, they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes, bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

5. Parking Garage Safety Rules

A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor  and in the back seat.
B.) 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.
C.) 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 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 better paranoid than dead.)

6. Use the Elevator, Not the Stairs

ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone, and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!

7. Run From a Gun

If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN—preferably in a zig -zag pattern!

8. Don’t Play Samaritan. Call 911 Instead.

As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked ‘for help’ into his vehicle or with his vehicle which is when he abducted 
his next victim.

9. Hear a “Crying Baby”? Call the Police

Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird. The police told her “Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.”

The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, “We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.”  He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby’s cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby’s cries outside their doors when they’re home alone at night.

10. Late at Night, Don’t Go Outside to “Investigate.” Instead, Call the Police and Stay in Your House

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! These people turn on all your
 outside taps full blast, so that you will go out to investigate and
 then they attack you.

 Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbors!

—Josie Brown

Relationships Editor – SingleMindedWomen.com