As you watch this video there are a dozen things in hindsight we could cover, but there are just 3 things I want to talk about in this one.
First: If you are walking home from school or wherever and you become aware somebody is following or stalking you, your first instinct may be to run into your house because it is a place of safety (and if an ADULT is home IT IS) but as this vid showed, after he forced his way in, because nobody else was home, that is when he got bold, and that is when something really bad could have happened. If she had stayed outside, in public view, chances are he would not have been so bold in his attack and if he had, being by the street, she could have yelled and screamed and somebody would have either intervened or called 911. So remember, if you think you are being followed or stalked, first, call 911 and secondly, stay in a public place or in public view. Predators like this need somewhere private to assault and try to rape you..take that power away from them.
Secondly, once he had forced his way in, she said nothing changed in the attackers behavior until she gave him a hard palm strike to the face. Remember: Aggression changes the atmosphere. It makes the other person ask themselves: “Do I really want to do this?” After getting hit in the face, This guy realized this girl was no “pushover” and that is exactly the way you have to be if attacked’ let them know right away, if you mess with me, you will pay for it.
Third, Don’t wait for something bad to happen! Start training now! Learn some very basic strikes that can “change the atmosphere” and/or create distance for you to escape. Some good ones to start with: Palm Strike, Eye Gouge, Knife hand to Throat and, the old standby, Knee or Kick to Balls.
Update: They finally caught this POS. Read about it HERE. I hope he actually gets locked up and not released to do this to another 13 year old.
Train your Kids to Protect Themselves. It could be the best gift you ever give them.
Stay Alert, Stay Aggressive and Stay Dangerous!