Rapist trick--this is not a joke!

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by dragunovsks, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    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
    > cautious.
    >
    > 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
    > myself.
    >
    > 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!
    >
     
  2. user4

    user4 New Member

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    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.
     

  3. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Ineff, you are correct about the e-mail being a fake. There are several ones much like it, only with different approaches. Snopes.com.
     
  4. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    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.
     
  5. sgtdeath66

    sgtdeath66 New Member

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    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;)