April 30, 2007 at 11:51 pm #1655
Hi all. This is a piece that I received from a friend of mine and think it is
worth paying attention to. Please pass on to all others in your life.
Know what money you are carrying! You will see why as you read! Share with it
your wife and daughters. This was the first I have heard of a scheme
like this….. I wanted to pass it along. Criminals are coming up with craftier,
less threatening methods of attack, so we have to be extra cautious.
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. 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 window 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 store 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
volatile….it 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.
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 not have been the serial killer… but anyone 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!!!
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