#3 - LEARNING FROM NEWS STORIES
BRITISH GIRL 'FOUGHT OF SEX ATTACKER' IN LIFT
ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS LTD 2005Police said the girl's self-defense training helped her escape Carl Moore after he began (DECIDE) fondling her and demanding sex. When she screamed DETER, he allegedly grabbed her throat but the girl bit one of his fingers (DISRUPT), hit the alarm and fled (DISENGAGE) as the doors open. She reported the incident to police. (DEBRIEF)
GIRL FIGHTS OFF ALLEDGED ATTACKER
ABC7Chicago.com"He said to get into the car and I kicked him (DISRUPT), then I grabbed my arm away and I got on my bike and went home." (DISENGAGE) said Emily, who learned how to fight from her brothers (DECIDE). "They said whenever someone tries to hurt you, kick them as hard as you can," said Emily.
KSU STUDENT FIGHTS OFF ATTACKER
11Alive.com 9/27/2006"He grabbed my wrists and told me to get into the car," she said. 'I guess it's just instinct I hit him in the face,' (DISRUPT), and he let go." (DISENGAGE)
DELI OWNER FIGHTS OFF ALLEDGED ROBBER WITH MACHETE
6:35 am EST November 8, 2007UPDATED: 8:48 am EST November 8, 2007NEW YORK --New York City police said a deli owner being robbed at gunpoint refused the man's demands and struck him with a machete (DISRUPT), slicing off a finger and wounding him in the head and arm.
POSTAL EMPLOYEE FIGHTS OFF ATTACKERS DESPITE BEING STABBED
An Oviedo post office employee was attacked and stabbed Friday morning
Fla. -- An Oviedo post office employee was attacked and stabbed Friday morning. Now police are searching for the two men who did it.
The employee was sleeping in his truck (Selection of Victim) an hour before his shift started, when the men pulled him out of the truck. (Physical Attack) The stabbed postal service clerk drove himself to the hospital (After effects) and the men who tried to rob him have not been caught.
That same military mentality he developed in the Navy perhaps helped save his life (DECIDE) Friday morning. He said he was taking a nap in his 1959 Chevy pickup when the men attacked him."Two people came up and pulled me out of the truck and accosted me. I just started fighting back, punching, kicking, yelling, whatever it took," (DISRUPT) he explained. Before he knew it, he was on the ground bleeding from two stab wounds. Whoever attacked him ran away.
"They didn't take any money. They didn't take the truck," he said."Survival is what you're thinking about. I wasn't gonna stand still," he said. (DEBRIEF)
TEENAGER FIGHTS OFF SEXUAL ASSAULT: POLICE SEARCH FOR 2 MEN
The suspects struck her vehicle with their own, then fired a weapon at her
Monday, November 19, 2007Silent Witness / Phoenix PolicePHOENIX -- Below is a release by the Phoenix Police Department regarding an attempted sexual assault:
The crime occurred at approximately 2:00 a.m. when the victim was driving in the area of 59th Avenue and Glendale. The suspects struck her vehicle with their own, then fired a weapon at her (Selection of Victim). As she attempted to flee they followed her down the access road at 59th Avenue and Campbell where she entered a dead end.
Her car was blocked in and the suspects forcibly pulled her from her car (Physical Attack) and tried to force her into their van. She fought them (DISRUPT) and was subsequently thrown to the ground and her clothes partially removed. The suspects attempted to sexually assault her (Physical Attack) and she continued to fight as she was being physically assaulted. (DISRUPT)
She broke free (DISENGAGE) and was confronted by the second suspect who was in the victim's vehicle. It was at this time that investigators believe the suspects were interrupted by nearby citizens and fled the crime scene (Completion of the Crime) in their own vehicle. The victim sustained serious, but not life threatening injuries (After Effects)