I posted the trailer for the incredibly moving documentary, Adrienne, below this post. It can be viewed on HBO Max. What a sad and tragic story. She was such a beautiful woman. She possessed a shimmering femininity and a liquid, sensual, star quality.
For some reason this year has really driven home to me how dangerous certain men are to petite and attractive women. Maybe part of that was seeing the Gabby Petito case on the news. It just saddens me deeply when young, talented women are killed. Due to their size and stature their attackers overpower them. I always analyze what happened, and if it could have been avoided.
In Adrienne's case, the killer went ballistic when she told him that she was going to call the police after she caught him stealing her money. Law enforcement in LA County recommends not resisting people who steal from you. This might have saved her life. They grab and run. These people hate it if you call the police.
Another thing I learned from reflecting on her case was, always secure your doors and windows. This man was working construction in the building, stealing from tenants, and found her apartment door unlocked. Have a dog with you. Dogs are great alert animals. They bark when someone is near, and reliably sense dangerous and unscrupulous people.
Carry a panic alarm, and keep one by your bed. The sound is piercing, and they attract attention. I have used mine on an loose dog, and the animal ran and hid. Neighbors also came out on their balconies to see what was wrong. One lady offered to help.
Have a fireplace tool by the door. I was approached by a strange looking and bizarre acting homeless man on the beach a few months ago. I jumped up from my towel, and slammed my rod iron bar into the sand, while standing tall. I looked him right in the eye. He immediately sensed that I would hit him with it if he tried to attack me. (I was also next to the life guard's station, who I'm sure was watching.) Smirking and changing his mind, the homeless man meandered away from me, zig zagging down the shoreline. The daily work outs, push ups and sit ups that I do gave me the confidence to take an on guard stance with him. He didn't expect it.
There was a recent incident of violence against a man and his family who were here vacationing in Malibu. It's not something you expect, while sunbathing or swimming, but it can happen.
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