5 Ways to Avoid Getting Robbed
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Many people have been out of work for a long time and are doing things they would never have done in the past. As a result, robberies are on the increase across America. The safety experts ate Mrs. Stun Gun provide five ways you can avoid being robbed.
1. Stay Focused When Running Errands. How many times, have you been so focused with getting your jobs done that you have left packages on top of your vehicle and driven off with them on top or driven out of the parking lot with the side door of your minivan wide open. Don't let the task at hand distract you from your surroundings. An attacker could jump in your open van door or someone could take the package that fell from your roof.
2. Keep Your Arms Free. When leaving a store, don't overburden your arms with all the things you bought. You make yourself a perfect target to thieves and attackers. Thieves love to target people who have multiple bags over their wrists and their arms full because a person can't protect themselves or their belongings when they are in that position. Use a cart if you have multiple bags. It keeps your hands free so you could have your car keys ready for you to enter your vehicle ASAP. This minimizes the opportunity attackers will have to stop you.
3. Use the proper purse for the proper circumstances. Small cute purses might look good at a gala but if it has a thin strap, it's not very secure. Thieves can easily cut the strap. It's better to have a sensible purse that has strong enough straps to let you easily secure it to your body. Make sure it's large enough to hold a TASER® or stun gun. These devices will provide you an additional level of personal protection when you are out.
4. Don't be flashy! Don't wear all your expensive jewelery out shopping. You become a neon sign to thieves saying that you have something they might want.
5. Play it smart. The best way to avoid getting ripped off is to take away the opportunity. Don't leave valuables in the car. Don't leave the garage open. Make sure to lock all your doors and windows when you go out.