This morning started out like any other Saturday morning. I ran to Walgreens to “roll” some RR and decided to stop off at Kroger to pick up a few things on my way home. While I was unloading my groceries, a car pulled up behind me, someone jumped out, pinned me against my vehicle, and stole my purse. While this was all happening, I had no concept of time, but the officers that responded said it probably happened in a minute or so. This was in a busy parking lot in broad daylight (around 9 a.m.). The offiers told me that people are becoming more and more desperate and willing to take greater risks as a result. They said this is becoming more common.
I know that you probably get those e-mails all of the time just like I do about safety in parking lots. I read through them, but I guess I just never thought that it could happen to me and certainly not during the day in a busy parking lot. So, my PSA (“public service announcement”) today is to travel in pairs or be SUPER careful when you are out doing your bargain shopping!
Here are a few articles about parking lot safety that may also be worth checking out:
*Safety Tips for women
After today’s events, I will probably be taking a break from shopping for awhile…