Police can not be everywhere. It is up to us to take responsibility for our personal security. Two Greenport women did just that. Two young women fought off would-be male attackers in Greenport early Sunday morning with the use of pepper spray, Southold Town Police said.
The two 26-year-old women—one from Mattituck and the other from Brooklyn — told police they were walking down main Street shortly after 2 a.m. when two men who had been walking in front of them jumped out of a dark driveway. One of the men grabbed one of the women, but the two men fled the scene after the other woman began spraying the attackers with pepper spray, police said.
I dare to say had the women been empty handed the outcome may have been drastically different. Pepper spray can take down the strongest and most motivated attacker in seconds. The user needs no special skill set or strength. Take responsibility for your safety. After all how much is your peace of mind worth?