Hero or Foolhardy?
When I first read this story about a 53-year-old woman confronting and chasing down a burglar, I was inspired. I like it when women refuse to be victimized. But the cops reminded readers that it could easily have had a different outcome.
I would like to think that I would fight back in similar situation…but truth be known, my first instinct would be to head straight back out the door and call 9-1-1.
Of course, the woman in this story also happened to be a marathon runner and holds a black belt in karate so she was probably a little more prepared than most.
I guess, in the final analysis, women need to know their limits, be able to assess the seriousness of the situation and do whatever it takes to survive–whether that’s kicking and screaming or cooperating if the threat is too precarious.