Monday, May 23, 2011

Canadian woman able to fight off attacker

A 21-year-old woman was attacked in Citadel Hill, Canada, recently, narrowly escaping serious injury. According to The Chronicle Herald, the victim was able to fight off the assailant, and the incident shines a spotlight on the importance of personal safety.

Police say the victim was walking home from a party around 2 a.m. when the suspect approached her. At first he walked alongside her, but when they reached the local high school, he attempted to get her to walk up a nearby hill, and when she refused he knocked her down and dragged her.

According to the news source, while she was being pulled by her hair, the victim managed to fight back and eventually break free and get to safety. Investigators are searching for a white male in his 40s with short gray hair they believe to be responsible.

Individuals looking for an effective way to boot their personal safety may want to buy pepper spray. When discharged into the face of an assailant, the device causes temporarily blindness and difficulty breathing, allowing a potential victim to avoid injury. 

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