Saturday, March 30, 2013

A new form of kidnapping in Kenya *WARNING*

I found this on tumblr and I figured that if it's true, it could be of some use to post it here so that if you're in Kenya, or you ever go there or you know someone there, you can know of this and give warning to your friends/family:
"This is very scary and could happen to any of us. Seems like every nice thing people do for one another can be perverted. A new twist on kidnapping from a very smart survivor: 
About a week ago there was a woman standing by the Sarit Centre entrance in Westlands, this woman had finished shopping, went out to her car and discovered that she had a flat tyre. 
She got the jack out of the trunk and began to change the flat tyre. A nice man dressed in a business suit and carrying a briefcase walked up to her and said, “I noticed you’re changing a flat tyre. 
Would you like me to take care of it for you?” The woman was grateful for his offer and accepted his help. 
They chatted amiably while the man changed the tyre, and then put the flat tyre and the jack in the boot, shut it and dusted his hands off. 
The woman thanked him profusely, and as she was about to get in her car, the man told her that he left his car around at The Mall, and asked if she would mind giving him a lift to his car. 
She was a little surprised and she asked him why his car was at The Mall. 
He said that he left his car because of a traffic Jam, and now he was running late. The woman hated to tell him “no” because he had just rescued her from having to change her flat tyre all by herself, but she felt uneasy. (Trust that gut feeling!) 
Then she remembered seeing the man put his briefcase in her boot before shutting it and before he asked her for a ride to his car. 
She told him that she’d be happy to drive him around to his car, but she just remembered one last thing she needed to buy. (Smart woman!!) 
She said she would only be a few minutes; he could sit down in her car and wait for her; she would be as quick as she could be. 
She hurried into the mall, and told a security guard! what had happened, the guard came out to her car with her, but the man had left. They opened the trunk, took out his locked briefcase and took it down to the police station. 
The police opened it (ostensibly to look for ID so they could return it to the man). What they found was rope, duct tape, and knives. When the police checked her “flat” tire, there was nothing wrong with it; the air had simply been let out. It was obvious what the man’s intention was, and obvious that he had carefully thought it out in advance. The woman was blessed to have escaped harm. 
How much worse it would have been if she had children with her and had them wait in the car while the man fixed the tire, or if she had a baby strapped into a car seat? Or if she’d gone against her judgement and given him a lift? 
I’d like you to share this to all those you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of deviants in it. It may save a life. Better to be safe than sorry. 
A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle."

This actually reminded me of another post I had reblogged quite a while ago on tumblr:
"While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it.For whatever reason, I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I called the Canton PD and they were going to check it out. But, this is what the Police advised even before they went out there to check….
“There are several things to be aware of … gangs and thieves are now plotting different ways to get a person (mostly women) to stop their vehicle and get out of the car.
“There is a gang initiation reported by the local Police Department where gangs are placing a car seat by the road…with a fake baby in it….waiting for a woman, of course, to stop and check on the abandoned baby.
“Note that the location of this car seat is usually beside a wooded or grassy (field) area and the person — woman — will be dragged into the woods, beaten and raped, and usually left for dead. If it’s a man, they’re usually beaten and robbed and maybe left for dead, too.
DO NOT STOP FOR ANY REASON!!! DIAL 9-1-1 AND REPORT WHAT YOU SAW, BUT DON ‘T EVEN SLOW DOWN.Oh yea, about the EGGS:“IF YOU ARE DRIVING AT NIGHT AND EGGS ARE THROWN AT YOUR WINDSHIELD, DO NOT STOP TO CHECK YOUR CAR, DO NOT OPERATE THE WIPERS AND DO NOT SPRAY ANY WATER BECAUSE EGGS MIXED WITH WATER BECOME MILKY, AND BLOCK YOUR VISION UP TO 92.5%, AND YOU ARE THEN FORCED TO STOP BESIDE THE ROAD AND BECOME A VICTIM OF THESE CRIMINALS.THIS IS A NEW TECHNIQUE USED BY GANGS, SO PLEASE INFORM YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.
THESE ARE DESPERATE TIMES AND THESE ARE UNSAVORY INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL TAKE DESPERATE MEASURES TO GET WHAT THEY WANT.”
Please talk to your loved ones about this. This is a new tactic being used. Please be safe.
Get started NOW — SEND THIS MESSAGE TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES TO BE CAREFUL AND BE AWARE OF EVERYTHING AROUND THEM SO AS NOT TO BECOME THE VICTIM.
WARNING # 3:Some knew about the red light on cars, but not Dialing 112.It was about 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. Lauren’s parents have always told her to never pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road,but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc.
Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called,112 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was andthere weren’t, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way. Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.I never knew about the 112 Cell Phone feature. I tried it on my AT&T phone & it said, “Dialing Emergency Number.” Especially for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car. Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going on to a safe place.
*Speaking to a service representative at Bell Mobility confirmed that 112 was a direct link to State trooper info. So, now it’s your turn to let your friends know about “Dialing, 112”
You may want to send this to every Man, Woman & Youngster you know; it may well save a life."
 Please, just be aware of this kind of stuff and remember these instances the next time you find yourself dealing with someone like the man in the first story, or you see a baby car seat on the side of the road. You never know who you could be dealing with. Be careful.

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