I've been worried lately about my once pretty safe town getting a more serious criminal element. I don't carry a gun, but have thought of carrying pepper spray. I fear that I might spray myself or spray one thug and another one would attack me.
I was at Sam's with dil the other day and was talking about getting some pepper spray and why.
Later that day on the news there were 5 separate incidences of crimes at a Walmart, Target and three other places. One guy was accosted in the Target parking lot (caught on tape) while meeting a person from Craigs list to sell his computer. the buyer tried to steal his laptop and then took off running across the parking lot to his girlfriend's getaway car.
Another thing I heard about was criminals that have some device that unlocks your remote on your car. They watch and wait for a person to go inside. Then, thinking that they have at least 15 minutes, they unlock the car and take what they can. the report said to lock your car with your key. I guess this is true. It's pretty scary.
My hairdresser told me today that one of her customers had gone into the local Walmart for a quick trip. When she came out some criminals were stealing her tires!
I fear that crime will become more rampant as people lose their jobs. Most people (I'm guessing are like me)don't carry guns or any protection. We are sitting ducks for the criminals. They know that most people are not armed and take advantage of that.
What do you think?
Would you, do you carry pepper spray or a weapon to defend yourself?
Is crime on the rise where you live?
OKC and the surrounding towns used to have some crime, of course, but it really seems to be rising. Our state made headlines lately for a teenage prostitution ring that was several states wide, but OK was the leader in kidnapping these young girls.