posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:20 PM
This just came across my email, wanted to get the word out to my friends and family..
Possible New Gang Tactics
As you all know, a member of our First American family (the manager of our office in Driggs) has been missing since March 2nd when he disappeared
while traveling from Driggs to Boise to attend the same meeting that I attended. The last time he was sited was in Carey Idaho purchasing gas for his
car.Coincidentally, two weeks later a married couple traveling from Canada to Las Vegas to attend a business function disappeared after stopping to
get gas in Oregon.
Although fowl play has not been published at this point in either case, I'm sure it has not been over ruled either. I know Grant was the kind of
person that would stop to help anyone. He was just a hippy at heart and like his wife said "Grant never met a stranger".
I'm telling you this because it is a reality and I would like you to please read the below information and take it to heart. Maybe it's not new to
you and you have read it before but please read it again and recognize that we need to be careful even in small towns. It's sad that the world has
become a place where we no longer feel safe to help a stranger alongside the road, but at least now we live in a world of cell phones and we can
always call to alert the police of someone in need, and by doing that we are helping them.
Please read below.
>>> Anne Howe 4/11/2011 8:58 AM >>>
MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI , JACKSON , MS ...
While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it. For
whatever reason, I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I called the
Canton PD and they were going to check it out. But, this is what the Police advised even before they went out there to check....
"There are several things to be aware of ... gangs and thieves are now plotting different ways to get a person (mostly women) to stop their vehicle
and get out of the car.
"There is a gang initiation reported by the local Police Department where gangs are placing a car seat by the road...with a fake baby in it...waiting
for a woman, of course, to stop and check on the abandoned baby.
"Note that the location of this car seat is usually beside a wooded or grassy (field) area and the person (woman) will be dragged into the woods,
beaten and raped, and usually left for dead. If it's a man, they're usually beaten and robbed and maybe left for dead, too.
DO NOT STOP FOR ANY REASON!!! DIAL 9-1-1 AND REPORT WHAT YOU SAW, BUT DON 'T EVEN SLOW DOWN.
"IF Y OU ARE DRIVING AT NIGHT AND EGGS ARE THROWN AT YOUR WIND SHIELD, DO NOT STOP TO CHECK THE CAR, DO NOT OPERATE THE WIPER AND DO NOT SPRAY ANY
WATER BECAUSE EGGS MIXED WITH WATER BECOME MILKY AND BLOCK YOUR VISION UP TO 92.5%, AND YOU ARE THEN FORCED TO STOP BESIDE THE ROAD AND BECOME A
VICTIM OF THESE CRIMINALS.
THIS IS A NEW TECHNIQUE USED BY GANGS, SO PLEASE INFORM YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.
Please talk to your loved ones about this.
This is a new tactic used. Please be safe.
WARNING # 2 Dial 112 (This applies to ALL 50 states~!)
It was about 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on.
Lauren's parents have always told her never to pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until they get to a gas
Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly dialed 112 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would
not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind
her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren't, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that
he had back up already on the way.
Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind..
They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.
I never knew about the 112 Cell Phone feature, but especially for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car. Apparently
police have to respect your right to keep going to a safe place.