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  • Kristen Cheney
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 15, 1999
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      A valuable safety tip for anyone:


      > DEAR ABBY - Wednesday, August 25, 1999
      > >>
      > >> WOMEN SHOULDN'T LET HOUSE KEYS STRAY FROM THEIR SIDE
      > >>
      > >> DEAR ABBY:
      > >> I would like to warn women, especially young
      > >> women, about the danger of
      > >> giving their car keys-with their house keys
      > >> attached-to anyone.
      > >>
      > >> A good friend's daughter went to a well-known tire
      > >> company to have a flat repaired while she waited.
      > >> Without thinking, she handed her key ring
      > >> with all her keys on it to the serviceman and
      > >> waited. What she didn't know
      > >> is that most of these places also have machines
      > >> that make copies of keys.
      > >>
      > >> One of the servicemen copied her apartment key,
      > >> and two days later entered her apartment late at night
      > >> and raped her.
      > >>
      > >> This was a business she frequented, and they had all
      > >> the information in their computer about where she
      > >> lived, her phone number, etc. The man
      > >> was caught months later and the police found out
      > >> that he had done this before.
      > >>
      > >> He is now in jail, and my friend's daughter is
      > >> trying to go on with her life.
      > >>
      > >> I called my daughter right away and told her this
      > >> story so she could learn from it, too.
      > >>
      > >> Please, Abby, warn your readers to have their
      > >> personal keys on another
      > >> key ring or have a key ring that separates the car
      > >> keys from one's personal
      > >> keys. Perhaps this will save another woman from
      > >> tragedy.
      > >> -MARILYN IN MARIETTA, GA.
      > >>
      > >> DEAR MARILYN:
      > >> You may never know how many tragedies you have
      > >> prevented today. Your letter is a chilling reminder,
      > >> and I hope my readers will heed it.
      >
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