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Women who ride the bus take personal steps they hope will keep them from being attacked
12:22 PM, Jan 17, 2011
12:23 PM, Jan 17, 2011
(DETROIT) WXYZ - It wasn't unusual for Ciera McCord to take the bus at night, but
with a serial rapist attacking women who've been walking to and
from bus stops during dark hours, she now gets a ride from friends
or doesn't go out at all.
McCord says she is taking extra steps she hopes will keep her
from harm. "I carry a knife and a phone in my pocket", McCord told
Ollie Zachary doesn't drive and has been a bus rider for over
ten years. When Action News asked Zachary if she ever worries about
walking to and from the bus stop, she replied, "Yes, I got my mace
in my pocket."
While the serial rapist has been targeting women in northeast
Detroit, police are warning women all over the City not to walk
alone because he may strike in other parts of the City.