Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Scary reality of today's world

To see JJ, I spend up to five hours traveling to see him. And sometimes, it is after working all day. When you are traveling the interstate, the monotony sometimes makes me sleepy. I will admit that I pull off the interstate and take a nap in the parking lot of Target or Barnes and Noble. It is not the safest thing to do but the quick nap keeps me going.

While proofing the newspaper this morning, I read something that chilled me to the core. A woman was traveling on I-95 and stopped in RR because she was tired. She decided to take a nap in the parking lot of the local hospital. A habitual offender, who wasn't suppose to be released from jail, found her there and brutally raped her and then drove out near the interstate and left her. Then the rapist went on a burglary spree. The rape victim found her rapist on our website being charged with another crime.

This has definitely made me want to be more careful. No more sleeping  in the car and being extra vigilant with my surroundings. My heart and prayers go out to this brave woman. The rapist has been to jail more than 40 times for a variety of charges.

For a small city, we have had a lot of crime lately ranging from burglary to sex crimes. What is the world coming to?


1. I have managed to stay cool despite the heat!

2. Figuring out a way to do an impossible assignment!

3. Snapple fruit pops


  1. Please be careful out there. I also live in a small town that has seen an increase in crime. Two days ago there was a shooting at a local Burger King in an area where I go by myself all the time. It makes me think.

    Stay safe! Perhaps you should set something up with your husband that if you don't arrive at a certain time, he could contact the police or something. Anyway, something that helps people keep an eye out for you when you are traveling alone.

    P.S. I've never tried Snapple fruit pops. Maybe I should get some to stay cool - we are are roasting here in Michigan, and I am not used to 95+ degree heat!

  2. I'm glad you are re-thinking the sleeping in your car. I certainly wouldn't want to see a post from you about something awful happening. Be safe!

  3. What a horrible story indeed. We always have to keep finding the beauty in life when it appears that the colour is fading.
    talking of colour - Snapple fruit pops sound good!!

  4. my mom used to always warn me about sleeping in a car! holy crap this story of that poor woman freaks me out..now i see why my mom warned me!! eeeek

    xoxo <3

  5. That's scary! I remember sleeping in the car in parking lots. Naturally, I'd try to find a nice dark secluded spot -- perfect site for a crime although I didn't think so at the time.

    Stay safe!

  6. And above all, girlfriend - pepper spray NEVER hurts. I carry some myself, being that I am single and vulnerable. Okay I'm single. I've NEVER been vulnerable. LOL


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