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Pepper spray thwarts violent attack

It had been a normal Tuesday for a local college aged woman as she pulled into her apartment complex right before 10:00 p.m. Just as she'd done a thousand times before, she exited her car and headed toward the apartment. In a split second, everything changed as she found herself being attacked from behind. She struggled with the attacker but was able to spray the man with a self defense pepper spray that she kept attached to her car keys. Immediately upon being sprayed in the face assaillent stopped the attack and ran away. The victim did suffer some minor injuries but without the pepper spray she may have been raped or even killed. This young lady refused to be a victim. She was proactive, she took her personal safety seriously and was prepared when tradgedy struck. Most of us leave the safety of our homes, offices and cars totally vulnerable to attack. I dare to say that less than 10% of us would be prepared if faced with this type of attack. Yet, everyday over 2100 aggravated assaults take place in the U.S. So what's the problem? It's the "That won't happen to me complex". I'm hear to tell you it can happen to any of us at anytime or place. God willing, it won't happen, but it's up to each of us to prepare for the worst.
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