No one ever anticipates being the victim. You must make sure that you are both mentally and physically prepared to protect yourself.
This week has been a busy week for criminals in Gaston County. Tuesday night, a lady was picking her boyfriend up from Advanced Drainage Systems, a pipe business on East Maine Avenue in Bessemer City. A man approached, as he pointed a gun at her, while she waited on her boyfriend. He started yelling at her to give him money then forced her into the back seat of her car. He then drove her around the city of Gastonia. The assailant eventually pulled over, put her out of the car, zip-tied her arms behind her back, her legs together and broke her phone. He stated to her, "If you call police, I'm going to shoot you and your kids up."