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06.07.07

Defense Against Abduction

"It makes you nervous you don't expect that to happen during broad daylight, it makes you aware that something can happen anytime anywhere," says Lacie McGuire "It makes you nervous you don't expect that to happen during broad daylight, it makes you aware that something can happen anytime anywhere," says Lacie McGuire
"Elbows, knees, things that are going to hurt them and get you out of there as fast as you can, that's the key," says Lister "Elbows, knees, things that are going to hurt them and get you out of there as fast as you can, that's the key," says Lister

How you react the moment you are attacked could save your life. That's why knowing what to do is key.

NewsChannel 10's Marissa Bagg reports on what women need to know in the event some one tries to take off with you. It's a scary reality to know women are targets day and night, even in the most public of places. Your best defense is knowing your surroundings and knowing how to react if it happens.

"I definitely think this is an eye-opener. Take a look around see what's around you what cars are beside you," says Cyndi Travis.

"It makes you nervous you don't expect that to happen during broad daylight, it makes you aware that something can happen anytime anywhere," says Lacie McGuire.

McGuire use to think carrying mace in her bag was protection enough.

"By the time it took me to dig the mace out of my purse I don't know how useful it will be," says McGuire.

Especially if she was caught at a vulnerable time, like buckling in her son. Self defense instructors say you can't rely on mace or weapons, you can only rely on yourself. If you are ever attacked from behind this is the move lister says never fails. Head butt from behind, grab his legs and take him to the ground... Roll away and run for help.

"It's not the kung fu, movements you teach it's the split (snap) action, reaction, get your hands up be aware find out whats going on and get out of the situation," says Mike Lister, a self defense instructor.

Lister say be aware, be confident... And be ready.

"Elbows, knees, things that are going to hurt them and get you out of there as fast as you can, that's the key," says Lister.

"I try and notice the cars around and park close to the store so I don't have far to walk by myself, I try but it's hard to notice everything and everyone," says McGuire.

McGuire says sometimes when she's alone walking to her car night she calls someone on her cell phone, so if something happened, they would know to call the police.

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