Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was snatched from a South Lake Tahoe NV bus stop as an 11-year-old child in 1991, turned up at a California police station after 18 mysterious years. A convicted sex offender, Phillip Garrido and his wife were arrested in the kidnapping.
Witnesses reported that on 10 June 1991, a car pulled sharply in front of Jaycee. Arms reached out and dragged her inside. Her stepfather watched in horror from the family garage a third of a mile away and grabbed a bicycle to give chase. Too late.
Garrido was on parole after serving a mere 11 years in prison for a 1976 kidnapping and extremely brutal rape of a woman who had agreed to give him a ride when he approached her in a parking lot. Garrido told the woman his car had broken down and asked her for a ride.
How could Jaycee Dugard have escaped from her kidnappers? What can your child do to escape a similar crime?
How could Garrido’s 1976 victim have escaped from her kidnapper? And what can you do to escape a similar crime?
Garrido’s 1976 victim never would have fallen for his hard-luck story had she known the simple lessons in friendly predators nor would she ever have picked him up as a hitchhiker had she known the lessons in avoiding carjacking.
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