Women beware of the evil that stalks around all the time.
There have been reports of an increase in rape cases in Fayette County Georgia of late, and the approach of the rapist is not always the same.
Here in this county one man was waiting for the woman when she arrived home; another followed her home and a third reported today – raped her while she was visiting overnight with friends. You can read the report in the Citizen Newspaper here.
Then today comes this alarming story via Facebook. There is an extremely strong message here for women. Read and decide for yourself and see the surprise ending.
The article begins:
“A True Story Serve as a Warning To the men: warn your loved ones!”“To the women: remember this!
About a month ago there was a woman standing by the Mega Mall entrance passing out flyers to all the women going in. The woman had written the flyer herself to tell about an experience she had, so that she might warn other women.
The previous day, this woman had finished shopping, went out to her car and discovered that she had a flat. She got the jack out of the trunk and began to change the flat.
A nice man dressed in business suit and carrying a briefcase walked up to her and said, "I notice you're changing a flat tire. Would you like me to take care of it for you?" The woman was grateful for his offer and accepted his help. They chatted amiably while the man changed the flat, and then put the flat tire and the jack in the trunk, shut it and dusted his hands off.
The woman thanked him profusely, and as she was about to get in her car, the man told her that he left his car around on the other side of the mall, and asked if she would mind giving him a lift to his car. She was a little surprised and asked him why his car was on other side. He explained that he had seen an old friend in the mall that he hadn't seen for some time and they had a bite to eat and visited for a while; he got turned around in the mall and left through the wrong exit, and now he was running late and his car was clear around on the other side of the mall.
The woman hated to tell him "no" because he had just rescued her from having to change her flat tire all by herself, but she felt uneasy. Then she remembered seeing the man put his briefcase in her trunk before shutting it and before he asked her for a ride to his car. She told him that she'd be happy to drive him to his car, but she just remembered one last thing she needed to buy. She said she would only be a few minutes; he could sit down in her car and wait for her; she would be as quick as she could be.
She hurried into the mall, and told a security guard what had happened; the guard came out to her car with her, but the man had left. They opened the trunk, took out his locked briefcase and took it down to the police station. The police opened it (ostensibly to look for ID so they could return it to the man)... What they found was rope, duct tape and knives. When the police checked her "flat" tire, there was nothing wrong with it; the air had simply been let out. It was obvious what the man's motive was, and obvious that he had carefully thought it out in advance.
The woman was blessed to have escaped harm. How much worse it would have been had she waited in the car while the man fixed the tire, or if she had a baby strapped into a car seat. Or if she'd gone against her judgment and given him a lift.
I'd like you to forward/share this to all the women you know. It may save a life.
I was going to send this to the ladies only; but guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may want to pass this message to them, as well.”
Sometimes they say the truth can be stranger than fiction; but sometimes fiction can be taken as truth; if it is heeded.
Now the message according to Truth or Fiction:
Years ago here in the Atlanta area a woman left the shopping mall, and as she approached her car she sensed something was wrong. She listened to her gut feeling and did not get in her car, but went back into the mall and got the security guard.
When they reached her car the front seat was folded over and there was a brick lying on the floor board in the back, and she had not put it there.
This was also told as being the truth and naming the local shopping mall at the time, but there was no Facebook and social sites to share; and no Truth or Fiction to explain. Just be aware that crooks and evil people will go to any links to carry out their dastardly deeds. At this time, the police figured he wanted to use the brick to knock her out and rob her.
As one parent to another, just make sure that you monitor your children coming and going - now that school has started again. Never let them walk home a long distance or get off the bus a long way from home without someone watching out for them. These evil people often watch and pick their victims when they think no one else around. If these fictional stories serve as a warning for all to be more careful - then by all means share them. Better safe than sorry.