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Pepper spray a good idea

Re: The front page article Oct. 7 about the woman who was attacked on Searls: I am a female runner and biker in Nevada City and I carry self-defense spray called Sabre that you can get in Grass Valley at Swenson’s Outdoors.

It’s used by the NYPD and is useful to repel unwelcome dogs and people. It’s light and easy to carry and also has a small clip to attach to your clothes. About $12 for a 4-inch spray bottle that has 25 bursts. I think we can all feel better knowing that we’re taking action against something like this happening and maintaining our personal freedom – vs. not being able to do what we want to do.

Michelle Newbon

Nevada City

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