Rapist trick--this is not a joke!
I got this e-mail today and just thought I should pass it on. It says that you should always know how much money you are carrying, you'll find out why while reading. Read on, stay vigilant and stay safe.
> RAPIST TRICK
> Know what money you are carrying. You will see
> why as you read.
> Be sure every woman is aware of this M.O.
> Share it with your wife and daughters. Know what money you
> are carrying...
> This was the first I have heard of a scheme
> like this.....
> I wanted to pass it along. Be safe!
> Criminals are coming up with craftier, less
> threatening methods of attack, so we have to be extra
> Read on...
> I live in Alexandria VA but I often work
> in Lafayette, LA staying with friends when I'm there.
> As you know from America 's Most Wanted TV program, as
> well as the news media, there is a serial killer in the
> Lafayette area. I just want to let you know about an
> 'incident' that happened to me a few weeks ago, and
> could have been deadly.
> At first I didn't go to the police or
> anyone with it because I didn't realize how serious this
> encounter was. But since I work in a jail and I told a few
> people about it, it wasn't long before I was paraded
> into Internal Affairs to tell them my story.
> It was approximately 5:15 a.m. in Opelousas La. I
> had stayed with a friend there and was on my way to work.
> I stopped at the Exxon/Blimpie Pie station
> to get gas. I got $10 gas and a Diet Coke. I took into the
> store two $5 bills and one $1 bill (just enough to get my
> stuff). As I pulled away from the store, a man approached my
> truck from the back side of the store (an unlit area). He
> was an 'approachable-looking' man (clean cut, clean
> shaven, dressed well, etc).
> He walked up to my window and knocked.. Since
> I'm very paranoid and 'always looking for the rapist
> or killer,' I didn't open the window.
> I just asked what he wanted. He raised a $5
> bill to my window and said, 'You dropped this.'
> Since I knew I had gone into the store with a certain amount
> of money, I knew I didn't drop it.
> When I told him it wasn't mine, he began
> hitting the window and door, screaming at me to open my
> door, and insisting that I had dropped the money! At that
> point, I just drove away as fast as I could.
> After talking to the Internal Affairs Department and
> describing the man I saw, and the way he escalated from
> calm and polite to angry and volatile...it was determined
> that I could have possibly encountered the serial killer
> Up to this point, it had been unclear as to
> how he had gained access to his victims, since there has
> been no evidence of forced entry into victim's homes,
> cars, etc. And the fact that he has been attacking in the
> daytime, when women are less likely to have their guard up,
> means he is pretty BOLD.
> So think about it...what gesture is nicer than
> returning money to someone that dropped it?????
> How many times would you have opened your
> window (or door) to get your money and say thank you...
> because if the person is kind enough to return something to
> you, then he can't really be a threat....can he????
> Please be cautious! This might not have been
> the serial killer... but anyone that gets that angry over
> someone not accepting money from them can't have
> honorable intentions. The most important thing to note is
> that his reaction was NOT WHAT I EXPECTED! A total surprise!
> But what might have happened if I had opened my door? I
> shudder to think!
> Forward this to everyone you know...maybe they can be as
> fortunate as I was!
It's a clever idea, but an untrue story. Internal affairs investigates crimes by cops, not serial killer/murderers.
That said, the logic is sound.
Ineff, you are correct about the e-mail being a fake. There are several ones much like it, only with different approaches. Snopes.com.
I didn't realize it was a fake. I thought it might be need to know info for any members living or planning to travel to that area.
either way its still good advise wether or not its true or false, so thanks for the heads up. always good to know more ways to protect your loved ones;)
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