Defense Against Crime

25/07/2008

A woman attacked in Chicago said pepper spray saved her life.

Filed under: Self Defense Infomation,Self Defense Products — peppereyes @ 2:57 PM
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I found the story below to prove a point…

Chicago, Illinois. — The attacker was described as a male white Hispanic, between 25 and 30 years old with short hair combed back and a medium complexion. The victim, identified as “Elizabeth,” spoke out about the incident, she said in the hopes it would help others.

Elizabeth said she used pepper spray to fend off the attacker. “I’m like, ‘Oh my God!,'” she said. I start spraying my mace everywhere and he just takes off. So, luckily, thank God, I had that in my hand.

According to an alert from Belmont Area detectives, the woman was walking to her home in the 500 block of West Briar Place about 2 a.m. when a man threw her to the ground and tried to sexually assault her. Elizabeth showed the scrapes and cuts she received after being thrown to the ground by the attacker, but said she knew it could have been much worse. The victim said she left her job at a bar at 2 a.m., got in a cab, and when it pulled away, the man attacked her. “He came out of nowhere,” Elizabeth said. “All of the sudden, I’m attacked from behind and pushed down.” “She was very courageous, and I give her a lot of credit for doing that,” said Chicago police Sgt. Debra DeYoung. Elizabeth urged everyone to buy a can of pepper spray and have it at the ready. “Go and buy mace,” she said. “When you have it, and you get out and you know you’re going to be outside alone, physically have it in your hand ready. Because if I hadn’t had it ready, it would have been in my bag –what’s the use of having it?” There have been attacks in the area with a similar description.

Don’t be the Next victim

By Victor Swindell, owner of PepperEyes.com, a division of Swindell Enterprises. PepperEyes.com is dedicated to assist those people who are unwilling to become a victim and are taking responsibility to protect themselves, their cars, or their possessions with our pepper spray, stun guns, and other personal protection products.

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