Thankfully we awoke to news this morning that Charlesha Freeland-Gaither was found alive in Maryland following her abduction this weekend. After Seeing the chilling video of this on a busy street in Philadelphia. It's not a bad time for a brush up on how to stay safe. And it could save your life. 

The alleged abductor has been apprehended and 22 year old Charlesha is home safe with her family. The video below shows the the abductor approaching her and then dragging her down the sidewalk to his parked car. The surveillance video did not capture audio but a witness says they heard screams for help. The video is chilling. Who hasn't had that gut wrenching feeling while walking alone that someone could take you and no one would see.

This is a great time for a quick brush-up on how to be safe when walking alone. Anyone can use these tips, and they could save your life.

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT- Created by a woman who survived an abduction. This is a great idea.


Don't wear headphones while walking alone.

Carry whistle on your keychain.

Hold your keys between your fingers as a possible weapon of defense.

Have a plan.

Fight for your life. You are far more likely to be killed or seriously injured if you go with the predator than if you run away (even if he promises not to hurt you). Run away, yell for help, do whatever you can to attract attention.

*Avoiding a car-jacking. Lock all doors and keep windows closed when driving. Experts say that most car-jackings take place when vehicles are stopped at intersections.

What do you do to stay safe? Do you have any tips to offer?