my mom lives about 2 blocks from the texaco station at the entrance to her neighborhood on n. eldridge...
channel 2 is reporting that a woman was kidnapped, forced to drive for 30 minutes to a field, beaten and raped. she finally escaped to someone's house and was able to call the police.
SUPER SCARY... and i'm sure my mom is totally freaked out because she lives so nearby to a place where some crazy rapist was hanging out.
my point, though...
my mom writes me this e-mail, saying to be sure and always lock doors, look in your backseat for people who might be hiding there, etc.
these are definitely good precautions-- but if you are ever in this situation, even if you are being held at gunpoint, WRECK YOUR CAR. drive like a maniac so that cops will pull you over. draw giant attention to yourself! chances are the kidnapper isn't going to be wearing a seatbelt, and will be thrown about in the case of a collision.
floor it at a stop sign. drive through someone's yard. hit a tree. for the love, just don't drive THAT FAR!!!!!!
i feel so terrible for her, hope she is not too badly injured.