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Local Waitress Rocks Criminal World

Aug 17, 2007
Megan is waitress in a local restaurant. She has 2 young kids. She gets paid a small salary, but she mostly relies on tips to make ends meet. Most of the people in the town know her situation and goes out of their way to help. They often leave her generous tips, which she appreciates very much.

She puts them in her purse until closing. Megan enjoys occasionally meeting new people in the restaurant and chatting with the regulars. She can not afford a car of her own, so she calls a taxi to get back and forth to work. She calls the taxi around closing time and waits for it on the sidewalk.

One evening she was about to leave for the day. She waited on her taxi in the usual spot. She stood there with her purse on her shoulder. She was grateful, it had been a good day for tips. She was finally on her way home to see her children. Megan thought she would do something special for them with the tip money.

Unknowing to her somebody else was watching her and all the tips she received. Out of the blue a man came running toward her. He grabbed her purse. She let go of the purse and it fell to the ground. She was a little dazed from the attack. The man came back to pickup the purse, but she got to it first. She grabbed it by the straps and started swinging it.

It hit the man in the jaw like a ton of bricks. He fell to the ground. He was so stunned that he got up and ran in the opposite direction. Megan was shocked, that she could deliver such a hit with a purse. Then she remembered the painted rock she always carried in her purse. A friend had given it to her for good luck and she carried it everywhere.

She went back inside the restaurant and called the police. She reported the incident but the man was never captured. Megan stills work in the restaurant. Somewhere there is a criminal with a broken jaw. She is more observant of her surroundings. She still carries the rock inside her purse for protection and luck.

Now it is more of a good luck symbol than ever. Purse snatchers are criminals of opportunity. They hang around looking for people who they think will make good victims. You should never risk injury over the contents of your purse. If you wear your purse across your shoulders and the strap does not give when it is snatched, you may be hurt.

Carry your purse close to your body to make it less of a target. While purse snatching is mostly a crime of petty thieves it can escalate. The best way to prevent purse snatching is not to wear a purse at all. If you are attacked report the incident to local police. Always have a self defense strategy in mind in case of emergency.
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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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