Beyond the Self Defense Tweets:
Taken randomly from my self defense tweets on Twitter. I write super-short blog posts to go Beyond the Tweet, chosen from the archives.
Vigilance Tip #13: More awareness by all makes criminals run. Your awareness could save a life & you wouldn’t know it.
Beyond the Tweet:
As I wrote about last summer, my husband’s intuition once made him look twice at a nondescript man standing outside a grocery store. My husband’s Inner Warrior told him, “Something is wrong.” Pausing to understand the arrival of this thought, my husband noticed a predatory –– not lustful –– look on the man’s face as he watched two young teenage girls strolling down the street.
The man seemed to be idling, perhaps to follow them at a distance. Suddenly the man felt my husband watching him, and turned to see who was there. My husband eyed the man as if to say, “I see who and what you are, and you better get the heck out of here.” No words were exchanged, but the man slunk out of there as if beaten and embarrassed.
When more of us are alert, aware, and assessing our environment, it’s like shining a light on cockroaches. Criminals tend to avoid scrutiny and scurry away — making it safer for all of us.
I tweet here @LoriHoeck.
Photo: Gemma Longman