......... Know what money you are carrying ........

@pinklilly (3445)
Australia
November 26, 2006 4:11pm CST
This was sent to me in an email and made me think... Thought other's should know... Know what money you are carrying! You will see why as you read! Be sure every lady is aware of this. Share it with your wife and daughters. Know what money you are carrying. This was the first I have heard of a scheme like this.. I wanted to pass it along. Be safe! It is something very serious to pay attention to. Criminals are coming up with craftier, less threatening methods of attack, so we have to be extra cautious. Read on. I live near the Blue Mountains but I often work at North Ryde , staying with friends when I'm there. As you know from Australia 's Most Wanted TV program,as well as the new media, there is a serial killer in the area. I just want to let you know about an "incident " that happened to me a few weeks ago, and could have been deadly. At first I didn't go to the police or anyone with it because I didn't realize how serious this encounter was. But since I work in a jail and I told a few people about it, it wasn't long before I was paraded into Internal Affairs to tell them my story. It was approximately 5:15 a.m. I had stayed with a friend there and was on my way to work. I stopped at the Caltex Station to get petrol. I got $10 petrol and a Diet Coke. I took into the store two $5 bills and one $1 coin (just enough to get my stuff). As I pulled away from the store, a man approached my truck from the back side of the store (an unlit area). He was an approachable-looking" man (clean cut, clean shaven, dressed well, etc.). He walked up to my window and knocked. Since I'm very paranoid and "always looking for the rapist or killer," I didn't open the window I just asked what he wanted. He raised a $5 bill to my window and said, "You dropped this." Since I knew I had gone into the store with a certain amount of money, I knew I didn't drop it. When I told him it wasn't mine, he began hitting the window and door, screaming at me to open my door, and insisting that I had dropped the money! At that point, I just drove away as fast as I could. After talking to the Internal Affairs Department and describing the man I saw, and the way he escalated from calm and polite to angry and volatile....it was determined that I could have possibly encountered the serial killer myself. Up to this point, it had been unclear as to how he had gained access to his victims, since there has been no evidence of forced entry into victim's homes, cars, etc. And the fact that he has been attacking in the daytime, when women are less likely to have their guard up, means he is pretty BOLD. So think about it...what gesture is nicer than returning money to someone that dropped it????? How many times would you have opened your window (or door) to get your money and say thank you.... because if the person is kind enough to return something to you, then he can't really be a threat....can he???? Please be cautious! This might not have been the serial killer... but anyone that gets that angry over someone not accepting money from them, can't have honorable intentions. The most important thing to note is that his reaction was! NOT WHAT I EXPECTED! A total surprise! But what might have happened if I had opened my door? I shudder to think! Forward this to everyone you know...maybe they can be as fortunate as I was! P.S. Even if this wasn't a serial killer, he looked nice, he seemed polite, he was apparently doing an act of kindness, but HE WAS NOT A NICE PERSON!!!
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@mansha (6301)
• India
18 Feb 07
what you described here , lilly is something thats been happening a lot in India too. Generally two people will walk by a car and one of them will knock on the window and tell the lone driver that he has dropped his money or purse and other one will grab the bag on passenger seat, its wise to keep your windows up at the time as many times if the window is up and driver opens the door to take a look they stab him and run away with whatever they can. Police has been broadcasting alerts about this modus operandi a lot here. I am glad you haed enough sense to not to fall for such trap. You never know what goes on in the criminal minds. Glad to see you safe and sound.
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@pinklilly (3445)
• Australia
18 Feb 07
It's scary and so true you can't trust anybody anymore it's sad that people are so hurt over money....
@camo26 (1418)
28 Nov 06
wow that is pretty scary i had an incaded where i was at the cash machine and i just withdrawn some cash when some guy approched me and told me to hand the cash over or he will kill me so i turned round noitced he had no wepon on him and though to myself well his guy has no wepon and wants to take my money so i headbutted him in the nose and then walked away lol he didnt know what hit him. Ok i mabey would of had adifferent reaction if he did have a wepon but it all happened so fast and kinda made me think once it had happened if i had let fear kick in and handed him the money he most like would of just carried on and made me take the rest out aswell. I think in alot of sercumstances it all comes down to fear the way you react in situations if this woman had not had that little bit of fear as to not open the door at the start then it could of been alot different :) Thanks for sharing hope you havea nice day :)
@pinklilly (3445)
• Australia
2 Dec 06
oh really Good thinking
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
27 Nov 06
Thanks! A scary story and makes you realize how vulnerable we are. Australia is turning into a nasty place to live too. Where can we go that is safe....
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@pinklilly (3445)
• Australia
28 Nov 06
Yeah It made me think... I've heard other scary stories similar and it kinda wakes you up to what can happen... We take kindness acts for granted but sometimes we should just be aware....