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Don’t be a victim

On a beautiful Saturday I energetically arrived at my health club in Nevada City and eagerly went in for my half hour workout. I had parked in the parking lot, which was very busy, and locked my car. Thirty minutes later I returned to find a shattered driver’s side window. Unfortunately, I had left my purse partially out of sight, on the floor, tucked against the passenger seat. No surprise … it was gone. The car was still locked and nothing else had been touched. To everyone’s chagrin, we had all heard the alarm, and not responded (market clerks, staff and customers and myself). When the sympathetic officer arrived from the Nevada City Policy Dept. he said that, “These people know that women who attend health clubs often don’t take in their purses. The thief was probably sitting in the parking lot waiting for his mark” … me!

After spending the day cancelling all my accounts, arranging for a new window, etc. I now feel obligated to warn other unsuspecting and trusting women to not be as naive as me, take your purse in and lock your car … don’t be a victim.

Bobbie Swanson



Grass Valley


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