Stories like this one always seem impossible when we hear about them. Everything in them seems unreal. The only thing that makes us understand they are true is the fact they happen to people who walk among us.
We live in a society that’s full of strange and dangerous people, so it’s always necessary to be on guard and have a quick mind to be able to protect yourself. And this woman showed us how to do it.
The story begins as the most mundane and boring one. A woman is sitting on a train with a cellphone in her hands. She’s reading something on the screen when suddenly she sees a note falling on her lap.
If I was her, I would think it was a love note or at least a cute message that would make me smile. But in her case, everything was drastically different.
The note said:
“There are 2 guns pointed at you now. If you want to live hand back you wallet + phone NOW + do not turn around and be descreet. Do not turn around until after you have left Civic Center + you will live.
Can you imagine yourself getting such a message? Personally, I can’t. But Julie Dragland had to live through this moment of terror herself.”
When she saw the message, she couldn’t believe her eyes and almost started panicking. However, a clever thought crossed her mind. Julie remembered a scene from one of the series she watched where a woman pretended to have a seizure.
So, she decided to recreate the scene, hoping other people would notice her and give her a helping hand or at least scare a criminal away.
And everything happened as she planned. The person sitting behind her got off the train at the next stop.
Then, Julie was clever enough to remember the number of the train and shared the information with the police. They looked at surveillance footage and detected the criminal, who appeared to be a woman.
Luckily, Julie is fine now, and we have learned a good idea of how to act in such situations. For more detail, watch the video below. And don’t forget to share the story with your friends.