It's late at night, and you're walking back to your residence hall from your car. You think someone is following you, so you turn around to check.
Two people are walking behind you. You walk faster, and one of them grabs you from behind in a bear hug. He has your arms in his grasp.
What do you do?
First, yell. Don't scream. Screaming is associated with fear and can also be mistaken as being playful.
Be aggressive. If you can't use your arms, use your feet to kick the attacker. Studies show the more aggressive the defense tactic, the better the chance a woman has of escaping.
If you do escape, run away. R.A.D. recommends focusing on positive mental images of winning. Don't try to finish off the attacker.
Finally, tell someone. If you or someone you know has been assaulted, call UTPD at 974-3114.
What would YOU do???
Published: Wed Feb 04, 2004 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:46 p.m.