Women and Safety

Information given at a safety workshop by Pat Malone, who has been a bodyguard for Farrah Fawcett and Sylvester Stallone. He works for the FBI, and teaches police officers and Navy SEALS hand to hand combat. This man has seen it all, and knows a lot. His focus - HOW TO AVOID BEING THE VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME.

Three reasons women are easy targets for random acts of violence:

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 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.

A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot or parking garage:

Always take the elevator instead of the stairs.

If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS run! POLICE only make 4 of 10 shots when they are in range of 3-9 feet. This is due to stress. 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!

Looks can be deceiving.

Tips to saving your life, if you have gotten into a violent situation:

Always keep your distance when walking past strangers on the street or in dark areas.

GET A CELL PHONE - There are packages for $19.95 a month that allow you to program only 911 into the dialing out program.

BREAK DOWNS:

Physical defenses that can be used against the violent predator:

If you are walking alone in the dark (which you shouldn't be) and you find someone following/chasing you:

Never let yourself be a "closer" in any type of business such as a bar, store, restaurant, or gas station.