Tellico Lake Post 256

Personal and Home Safety:

Situational awareness is of the utmost importance. As we get older we sometimes forget to look around and observe our surroundings and who is near or looking at an easy mark. Unfortunately, that usually is an older person.
If you are walking to or from your vehicle, in a mall or other shopping area, especially at night, look around. If you feel you are being targeted walk faster, try to get into a group, get some one's attention. Pressing the alarm button on your vehicle's key will always bring attention, and usually cause the bad guy to flee. When held properly the point of a key can be used as a weapon for self defense.