EP Post: Was He Following Her Or Was He Just Going Home?
Social media a strange thing and it doesn't take much for information to be shared, regardless of facts. A social media post in El Paso recently claimed that a woman was being followed by a truck. Here are her posts (you'll need to scroll to the right because it's a lengthy, lengthy post):
Well, apparently the guy in that truck saw this post and wanted to give his side of the story:
This just goes to show you how quickly things can spiral out of control on social media. This is a difficult subject because if someone feels legitimately threatened, they should take action. But is social media the right call if you are feeling threatened? No. Call the police. If you honestly feel you are in danger, you should be calling 911. Even if you are already home and safe, but are concerned about what happened, call the police.
Now, the story from the woman does seem a bit far fetched. She seemed to ramp things up in her own head, making things worse. According to statistics from 2019, Texas is actually toward the bottom of the list in regards to odds of being kidnapped. Back then, there was 1,246 missing persons in Texas, which played out to about 4.4 missing persons per 100,000. The state with the most missing persons per capita? Alaska, and it's not even close. They had a whopping 41.8 missing persons per 100,000 people. Second? That was Arizona with 13.0 missing persons per 100,000. Yeah, Alaska has hands down more missing persons than any other state.