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Please pass this information along to your friends and family.
Now that it has been shown on nation-wide TV, there are bound to be copycats of this.
In one ploy, a man comes up to a woman in a Mall or Shopping Centre and asks if she likes pizza. When she says she does, he offers her $100.00 to shoot a commercial for Pizza, but they need to go outside where the lighting is better. When the woman goes out of the mall she is abducted and assaulted.
Another ploy is a very nicely dressed man asks a woman if she would be in a Public Service Announcement to discourage drug use. The man explains that they don’t want professional actors or celebrities. They want the average mother to do this. Once she leaves the mall she is a victim.
In the third ploy (and the most successful), a very frantic man comes running in and asks a woman to please help him, as his baby is not breathing. She runs out of the mall, following him, and also becomes a victim.
These episodes have been happening in well lit parking areas, in daylight as well as at night, all over the country. The abductor usually uses a van to abduct the woman.
Inside Edition’ set up a test in a Mall and 10 out of 15 women left the Mall on the Pizza and the PSA scam. All of them went out of the Mall on the baby scam.
The third one, I think, is the scariest. You might resist pizza or becoming a commercial celebrity…but who would be able to resist a frantic father asking for help for his child? I’m sure that one would get me. I was going to send this to the ladies only, but guys, if you love our mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may want to pass it on to them, as well.
A woman was shopping at the Tuttle Mall in Columbus.She came out to her car and saw she had a flat. She got her jack, spare out of the trunk. A man in a business suit came up and started to help her. When the tire had been replaced, he asked for a ride to his car on the opposite side of the mall.
Feeling uncomfortable about doing this, she stalled for a while, But he kept pressing her.
She finally asked why he was on this side of the Mall if his car was on the other. He claimed he had been talking to friends.
Still uncomfortable, she told him that she had just remembered something she had forgotten to pick up at the mall and she left him and went back inside the mall. She reported the incident to the mall security and they went out to her car. The man was nowhere in sight.
Opening her trunk, she discovered a brief case the man had set inside her trunk while helping her with the tire. Inside were rope and a butcher knife. And, when she took the tire to be fixed, the mechanic informed her that there was nothing wrong with her tire, that it was flat because the air had been let out of it