The reports of attacks on real estate agents seem to be coming in weekly these days. The latest reminder that our safety should be a priority:
A man posing as a client attacked and tried to rape a Realtor showing a home, but her quick thinking and training allowed her to escape.
The Realtor, who is 69-years-old, was attacked at a home just outside Brandenton, Florida.
“It’s just a scary, scary world, and you have to be aware of your surroundings no matter what,” neighbor Deanna Gallock told local media.
The Realtor was showing the home, when the attacker, who said his name was Jim, called her into the bathroom under the ruse that he wanted to show her that the toilet was leaking.
That’s when he attacked her, police say.
Here’s a link to the full story.