How to protect yourself against an abductor

Posted at 5:04 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 18:31:44-04

There have been several kidnapping cases in the metro over the past few months, including a Johnson County deputy who was kidnapped in early October.

Recent news of abductions are scaring people in the metro.

"I have no intention of being anybody's victim," said Becky Eder of Raymore.

Eder not wanting to be a victim is part of the reason she owns a gun.

"You have to have an edge, and that's why I learned how to shoot; I wanted an edge," said Eder.

There are other options to protect yourself including pepper spray and tactical pens that have a sharp edge to hurt an attacker.

Director of Training for Frontier Justice Scott Mosher said if you buy these tools know how to use them.

"Knowing how to operate it, knowing where you can cause the most damage so you can run and get out of the situation is critical," said Mosher.

Mosher said more than anything be aware of your surroundings.

Chief Instruction for Midwest Martial Arts Dave Johnson also warned to be aware of what’s around you.

Johnson said never go with anyone and always yell for help. Also take the time to learn how to defend yourself and gain the confidence you need if you ever face an attacker.

"The confidence comes from the training and from doing the training and having the tools that they can use if they ever have to use them," said Johnson.

"Nobody else is going to take care of me; I have to take care of me," said Eder.



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