In three separate and very dangerous incidents taking place in Kansas, Pennsylvania & Alabama individuals were able to thwart attacks using pepper spray.
According to the Wichita Eagle, a would be rapist entered a young woman’s home around 1am over the weekend. He then placed a towel over her face and began assualting her. At some point during the struggle, the girl was able access her pepper spray and spray the man. The suspect quickly fled her home.
In the second incident, WHTM ABC 27 reports that a women was grabbed by a hooded individual while jogging. She initially broke free, but the man chased after her. Only after spraying him with pepper spray was she able to drive the assailant off.
Lastly, according to WHNT-TV out of Alabama, Mark Anthony Gray walked into a downtown Florence, AL business armed with a box-cutter demanding money. The clerk bent down as if going for cash, but instead grabbed pepper spray and sprayed the individual in the face. Gray quickly fled and was later arrested displaying noticeable effects from the pepper spray.
Like these incidents, some vulnerable situations cannot be avoided. Security Equipment Corporation, manufacturer of SABRE personal safety sprays (also known as pepper spray), therefore encourages all to have a safety plan. Be a hard target, and keep your SABRE pepper spray accessible and you’ll become far less vulnerable!