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Old 03-29-2007, 08:49 PM
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I don't forward many emails much less paste them onto a forum. This seemed different. As a husband and father of a 16 year old driving daughter, it's scarey stuff!

NEW FORM OF KIDNAPPING
> >
> > >> Please take a minute to read this. This is very scary and could
> >> happen to any of us.. Seems like every nice thing people do for one
> >> another can be perverted. A new twist on kidnapping from a very smart
> >> survivor:
> >> About a month ago there was a woman standing by the 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 a business suit and carrying a briefcase walked
> >> up to her and said, "I noticed 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 she 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, visited
> >> for a while, and he got turned around in the mall and left through the
> >> wrong exit, and now he was running late. 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. (Trust that gut feeling!)
> >> 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 around 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 intention was, and obvious that he had carefully
> >> thought it out in advance. The woman was blessed to have escaped
> >> harm. (Amen?thank you, God!)
> >> How much worse it would have been if she had children with her and
> >> had them wait 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 this to all the women you know. It may save
> >> a life.
> >> A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle. 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 it on to them,
> >> as well.
> >> Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that
> >> The world we live in has a lot of crazies in it. Better to be safe
> >> than sorry.
> >> PLEASE BE SAFE AND NOT SORRY!!
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:15 PM
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People like that are pathetic and shouldn't be breathing the same air as I do.


Thanks for sharing!!
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:46 PM
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TrollnHeel - 3/29/2007 9:15 PM

People like that are pathetic and shouldn't be breathing the same air as I do.


Thanks for sharing!!

What he said
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:47 PM
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Snopes says...probably not. Sometimes, these things are pretty obvious.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/hairyarm.asp
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Does any body ever check these things out?
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Joe - 3/29/2007 8:47 PM

Snopes says...probably not. Sometimes, these things are pretty obvious.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/hairyarm.asp
didnt even need to read it to know it was BS
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:48 AM
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Joe - 3/29/2007 8:47 PM Snopes says...probably not. Sometimes, these things are pretty obvious. http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/hairyarm.asp
didnt even need to read it to know it was BS
Maybe you should read it, it did happen in 1989. OK, not a month ago, my bad. And I'm sure this, or something similar, could never happen again. I'll tell my family nevermind, cgrand says were safe.

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Marlin009 - 3/30/2007 8:48 AM
I'll tell my family nevermind, cgrand says were safe.

an anonymous email you got says "were" not safe
someone on the internet you've never met says "were" safe

quite a quandry...i'd tell your family to stay inside, just in case
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Let's see so far today I got one about two way mirrows, 900 numbers, Jane Fonda, pit bulls, ozone, air filters, electronic bug zappers, drug boats with 8 yamahas, pictures of hurrican Katrina coming ashore, water spouts, clouds, big sharks, and I believed each and every one. After all they came to me via Al Gore's internet, he wouldn,t allow no untruths would he?
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:03 PM
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cgrand - 3/30/2007 11:03 AM an anonymous email you got says "were" not safe someone on the internet you've never met says "were" safe quite a quandry...i'd tell your family to stay inside, just in case
Actually, an anonymous email I got says be careful. Someone on the internet I've never met says it's BS. Look, I'm not trying to scare anyone here, the only point of passing it on was just that, to be careful. My smartazz retort was uncalled for. And, I wish I had spelled "we're" correctly, I hate it when I do that.
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Prudence - but not fear - is always called for and I think that was the intent of Marlin's posting.
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