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Be Careful in the Santa Monica Mtns
March 13, 2010 09:12AM
I guess this can happen anywhere but it's a reminder for us girls not to hike alone!

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-malibu-attack,0,2906693.story

MALIBU -- Authorities have released a composite sketch of a man who savagely attacked a woman who was jogging in Zuma Canyon and stole her vehicle.
avatar Re: Be Careful in the Santa Monica Mtns
March 13, 2010 09:50AM
QS,

We had a long running conversations on two boards about the potential perils of women hiking alone. When the -- dare I bring it up -- gun carry laws changed for national parks, one of the "benefits" that was pointed out was that women could protect themselves. However, this suprise attack from behind is typical of a wilderness attack, thus, firearms are rarely effective in such situations. I contend that every one of us females needs to enroll in a self defense course and keep it current. (think of it as an alternate to the gym)

B
Re: Be Careful in the Santa Monica Mtns
March 13, 2010 11:09AM
I used to think that nothing could happen to me but caution comes with age. I carry pepper spray for my nightly dog walks after some unusual attempted kidnappings in my neighborhood, but the spray would be useless if ambushed from behind. I think a self defense course is a good recommendation - I have to look into that.
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March 13, 2010 02:20PM
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quicksilver
I used to think that nothing could happen to me but caution comes with age. I carry pepper spray for my nightly dog walks after some unusual attempted kidnappings in my neighborhood, but the spray would be useless if ambushed from behind. I think a self defense course is a good recommendation - I have to look into that.

I have actually started shopping different martial arts centers; I am tired of the whole state of things as they stand. (the concept of losing one of my favorite activities -- hiking alone -- is really start to nag at me!

B
avatar Re: Be Careful in the Santa Monica Mtns
March 13, 2010 12:12PM
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Bee
QS,

We had a long running conversations on two boards about the potential perils of women hiking alone. When the -- dare I bring it up -- gun carry laws changed for national parks, one of the "benefits" that was pointed out was that women could protect themselves. However, this suprise attack from behind is typical of a wilderness attack, thus, firearms are rarely effective in such situations. I contend that every one of us females needs to enroll in a self defense course and keep it current. (think of it as an alternate to the gym)

B


On the other hand, just take Pete along instead ( read the paragraphs under "Kiwi are feisty and aggressive" ):
<http://www.savethekiwi.org.nz/about-the-bird/tall-stories.html#feisty>;
(signed)
The Beaks



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/2010 12:13PM by szalkowski.
Re: Be Careful in the Santa Monica Mtns
March 13, 2010 05:40PM
avatar Re: Be Careful in the Santa Monica Mtns
March 13, 2010 08:11PM
Sounds like the guy was on PCP. The naked part is common for PCP users.



Old Dude
Re: Be Careful in the Santa Monica Mtns
March 14, 2010 12:17AM
Crazy...Thats where I usually go to the beach.
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