"My name is Mary Andrews and wanted to
make you guy's day a little bit better by telling you a
story about how your pepper spray saved me from an
I am 33 years old and have two beautiful baby boys named
Joshua and Samuel who mean the absolute world to me. I
am a somewhat small framed woman, at just over 5 feet
tall and 110 pounds, and I always knew that my small
stature made me a target for all sorts of things, but
never something like the story I am about to tell you.
Weeks before this happened, my friend of mine, who was
concerned for my safety because of my late night jogs,
gave me a can of of your spray, saying, (Joggers are the
prime target for rapes and robbery's, especially at
night). I had never heard of the stuff, nor was I
interested in carrying it around when I jogged at the
park. But she insisted upon me carrying it with me
wherever I go just in-case I really needed to use it
sometime. So I though nothing of it, and threw it to the
bottom of my purse where it collected dust for weeks
until this attempted robbery happened.
The day this happened it was a dark Saturday, I had just
dropped the kids of at my friend Dianne's house, (who
baby-sits while I am away). I had been an avid jogger,
jogging almost every single Saturday for at least 2-3
years and was getting very toned legs from the constant
routine of jogging. I would jog maybe a mile each time I
went (keep in mind this park is maybe a half mile long
circle, so maybe two laps.) But this particular
Saturday, for some reason or another I decided on
keeping my purse with me while I jogged. I normally just
leave it secured in my car, but I said what the hell and
decided on taking it with me while I jogged this time.
(What a mistake that will turn out to be).
So I decided to start my jog by stretching out my arms
and legs, like I always do, and then I start my jog. I
get about half way around the circle, and notice another
jogger come from behind me. I'm not going to lie, I
clenched my purse a bit, because it was 9:30 at night
and people are very rarely there at that time of night.
As I continued jogging, out of nowhere he strikes up
conversation with me. "Where are you going", he said in
a low monotone voice. I said to him "just jogging where
are you going". At this moment, I become very tense,
"Why would someone ask "where was going", at a park". I
continued the jog, with him jogging behind me, and out
of nowhere he grabs for my purse. I was FREAKING OUT!!!
He tugged as hard as he could for my purse, and I also,
with all my might, tugged back, trying to prevent him
from getting my purse, "which had a good amount of cash
and credit cards in it". I screamed for him to stop. He
kept on tugging for it, eventually pulling my purse out
of my grip. After I released my grip, I pulled out my
can of Mace Jogger Pepper Spray, and just held the spray
button down, in his direction. Most of it missed, but
probably 30 percent of hit him dead on in the face. He
almost instantaneously threw his hands to his face,
giving me the time to grab my purse back and run as fast
as I could to my car. I couldn't tell if he was chasing
me or not, but I doubt it, considering how the piece of
t grabbed for his eye-balls as soon as the pepper
spray made contact. I got into my car and rushed home to
my husband. He was also freaking out, but happy I got
the purse back and happy the a--
e who did it probably
wouldn't ever try something like that ever again.
I called my friend back to ask her where she got this
stuff, and she said
I feel like without your incredible product, I would
have lost thousands and maybe even worse. This guy could
have gotten my purse, my id, my kids photos, everything!
So I would like to thank you, from the bottom of my
heart for creating and selling this pepper spray. I
don't know what I could have done without you guys. Your
product needs to be in every joggers/runners/bikers/anythings,
pocket/jacket/purse because it truly is a life-saver.
God bless you ddsp, God bless you.