No, this post isn't about the 90's Rapper MC Hammer. Rather, it is about how a 14 yr old girl escaped abduction and rape.
A 14-year-old girl told
police she was abducted Tuesday by a man with a gun but got away with help from a hammer. Toledo
Police said the quick-thinking teen found it in the man's car and used it to hit him in the groin.
Police said the girl told them she remembered a lesson from school to always search for a weapon in that kind of situation.
I wish this sort of lesson was taught in more schools. The world is becoming too obsessed with making weapons and violence a bad thing, and rarely acknowledges that it is both appropriate and necessary under certain unpleasant circumstances. I wonder how she would have faired had she been educated in a school with a "Zero Tolerance" policy for violence, in which students who defend themselves when assaulted are expelled right along with their attackers. Congratulations to this young lady and to whatever school helped prepare her for this successful escape. If we are lucky, her would-be abductor sustained enough damage as to be incapable of trying to sexually force himself on other children.