For Immediate Release cer
October 17, 2005
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Offi
WALKING HOME SAFETY TIPS
response to the October 4th attempted abduction of a thirteen-
year-old girl in Niceville, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and
take a friend when walking or riding your bike to school or to another location.
Stay in well-lit areas and never take shortcuts.
someone you don’t know or who makes you feel uncomfortable offers a ride –
say No! Never accept a ride from anyone unless your parents tell you it is OK to
anyone follows you on foot, get away as quickly as possible. If they follow you
in a vehicle, turn around, go in the other direction, and try to quickly get to
a spot where a trusted adult can help. Tell a trusted adult what happened.
anyone tries to take you somewhere, quickly get away and yell, “This person is
trying to take me away”. If anyone tries to grab you, make a scene and every
effort to get away by kicking, screaming, and resisting
additional child safety tips: go to www.missingkids.com.
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