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Warranty Information Lands Clerk In Jail

Aug 17, 2007
Margie is a single Mother of two children. She was divorced about 3 years ago and has since moved on with her life. Her kids keep her very busy, so she does not have much time for socializing. She wants to have a meaningful, relationship with someone but the right person has not surfaced.

She was going out with someone but was not ready to commit. She lived in an apartment in the suburbs of a big Midwestern city. She worked in an office complex for a giant insurance company. It was difficult being a single parent, but she managed to get by. She had mostly great friends and her parents gave her a helping hand when possible.

One day while on the way to the babysitter, she decided to take an hour or two to relax her nerves. She called the sitter and asked if she could keep the kids for another 2 hours and the sitter agreed. Margie had a couple of hours to do what she pleased. She decided to go shopping, since she rarely got to go anywhere without her two tag alongs.

She went to different stores. Her last stop was an electronics store. She purchased something that required a warranty. The clerk asked her for all her information to register the warranty. This included her phone number and address. She willingly complied, since she had been burned before by not registering her warranty.

The clerk said oh I see you are buying something for your kids. She said to herself, this guy is nice. She thought, she would let him know she was single. She said yes, there only 2 of them, but they drive me crazy since their dad left. The clerk went about his job as if he did not notice her. She thought he is not interested.

She checked out, took her merchandise and left. Later that night after the children were asleep she heard a strange sound coming from one of her windows. She went to investigate and found the window was open. At first, she figured one of the kids must have left it open. But the next day she found a crowbar lying outside the window.

She called the police. The crowbar was dusted for prints and the prints matched the clerk at the store she had visited earlier. Seems he had used the information she gave him to find out where she lived. He was attempting to break in when something scared him off. Margie was shocked and clerk he was arrested.

Single women are most likely to be the victim of attacks than any other segment of the population. This is compounded when kids are present. Kids can create major distractions. They can cause you to be less security conscious than you would be otherwise. You are busy taking care of parental concerns and may have temporary lapse in judgment.

Kids are not aware of some of the hazards, which radiate from their actions. They sometimes leave windows and doors open. This exposes everyone in the family to danger. As a single woman, be careful who you call your friends. Guard your personal information with care, as it can lead to problems if released.

Be aware of your environment and report incidents that are unexplained. Always have a self defense strategy in mind and always increase your knowledge on security issues. Periodically check the entrances to your home. Make sure all lock and latches are operational.
Double check windows and doors at night. Leave your exterior and some interior lights on. Keep a cell phone on you even while you sleep. May sound weird but you may not have time to hunt for your phone if something happens? Be the last one to go to sleep in your house.
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Johnny A. Jenkins, Distribution Director of Repeller Technology , provides self-defense and safety products, tips and advice to fit most situations. Make your surroundings safer for you and loved ones today at: Repeller Technology .
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