Monday, February 23, 2009

A Warning

This was just forwarded to me... instead of forwarding it on (because many people don't even open forwards), I decided to post it on here instead. I have not verified this with Snopes or anything, but even if it didn't actually happen, it certainly Could, so please be warned....

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

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
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 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 no t have been the serial killer... But
Any one 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!

P.S. Ladies, really DO forward this to EVERYONE you know.
Even if this man wasn't a serial killer, he looked nice, he seemed polite,
He was apparently doing an act of kindness, but HE WAS NOT A NICE PERSON!!!

Men, send it to all the women in your life. What you do
today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it..
Make it a good one!


Anonymous said...

This is a internet hoax.

auntmary said... says this is a hoax. Please click on link below.

Tara said...

Yikes. I hope that's a hoax. That is totally scary. And I'm wondering if sleeping alone in my car at a highway rest stop is such a good idea.

Mom E said...

I thought it might be a hoax, but the message is still a good one...women, be aware of your surroundings and be aware of your surroundings. Love, Mom

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