A Better Mid-South: Protect Yourself

A Better Mid-South: Protect Yourself

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Editorial by WMC Action News 5 General Manager Tracey Rogers:

Over the weekend, we learned about an older Mid-South couple robbed in their home.

The woman described what happened and it was pretty scary.

She said a man followed her to her house in Germantown, came right into her home, and held a gun at her head.

The suspect told the woman and her husband to get down on the ground and hold their hands out front. He then stepped on the woman's back, grabbed her purse, and took off.

As I listened to the woman's description of what happened, I thought, "That could have been me."

I like to think because of where I work I am always on guard and aware of my surroundings, but you know, that's just not always the case.

In this day and time, it's not unusual to be distracted-- on the phone or checking email.

I'm going to use this situation as a lesson and I hope you will as well.

We have to do what we can to protect ourselves and our families.

Tell me what you do to keep yourself safe. Email me at abettermidsouth@wmctv.com or go on my Facebook page, A Better Mid-South, and post a message there.

I can share those tips with others.

Keeping you and your family safe no matter where you live or travel will make this A Better Mid-South.

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