December is here and the weather is getting cold. Why not enjoy a nice, brisk walk in your nearby forest preserve. Why, you might even find yourself in a situaution in which you become a hero.
Have a great weekend!
So just how did Ken find himself in a situation that would change his life forever?
Well it happened in December. And December brings with it cold weather and the holidays which limit activities to indoors. This especially holds true for those who were used to being active throughout the spring and summer months. In the early part of the year people like to make fitness goals--maybe run a mile or two a day, or simply get in shape by doing plenty of yard work. Then, as the weather turns cold and snow covers the ground, these activities are nearly impossible.
Oh, but it is still possible to go for winter walks in your neighborhood, or maybe even in the nearby forest preserve. This is what Ken decided to do after realizing that his physical activity had dwindled down since late November. And the overindulgence of food for the Thanksgiving holiday didn't help matters either. He had gained five pounds since being at the year's peak fitness in the summer.
And so, like mentioned before, Ken opted to make the most of this time of year by hiking the nearby forest preserve every morning before getting ready for work. Actually he had to drive there--about a mile away. He could have walked to the forest preserve and then did his hiking there. But Ken was pressed for time and wished to make the most of the hike by enjoying the wooded scenery, not the neighborhood houses and a few businesses along the way.
But what about the event that would change his life forever?
It happened on a cold, windy and gray Tuesday, December morning. Christmas was nearly two weeks away. But there was no point in pretending that it was still autumn. Winter had come early and had sunk its deep freeze. On that morning, Ken exited his car and took a deep breath of the exhilarating, and refreshing cold air. He was sure to bundle up in a coat, hat and gloves. And for the snowy ground he wore all weather hiking boots.
The trees were now bare of all leaves with a frozen layer of snow covering most of the places. And as Ken took his first steps into wooded path, the frozen snow crunched. Ken walked some moments while enjoying the scenery. Then, some considerable distance away; Ken had to stop in his tracks at an unbelievable sight. It nearly frightened him. There appeared to be a naked woman running for dear life, and desperately trying to protect her skin from the frigid cold.
"What in the world???" exclaimed Ken. He was unsure to continue walking towards her; although she was already on the trail and rapidly approaching. Was the woman on drugs? Was this a bizarre attempt of distracting a victim with a naked woman before blindsiding him and robbing him? Surely you can understand why Ken was a bit frightened.
"Help!!!" called out the naked woman while flagging Ken down. "Help me!"
It was then that Ken decided that the woman had experienced an emergency and was desperately in need of help. He jogged towards her. "Yes, what's wrong?" he asked. He continued to job until reaching the naked woman.
She breathed heavily, and she was shivering. Her skin was turning color due to the frigid cold--a suggestion of frost bite. "I've escaped! I need to get to the police!"
Ken quickly took off his coat and gave it to the woman. "Here, put this on. My car is parked a few hundred feet away. I'll get you to safety." The two briskly walked, and Ken handed the woman his gloves and hat. She certainly needed it more in that moment than he did. "What did you escape from?" Ken finally asked while the two continued to briskly walk.
"It was horrible!" began the woman. "I don't know how long I've been captive. I was abducted and brought to some cabin out in the woods. I don't even know where I'm at. But I must have been there for some years. There were two men who repeatedly raped and beat me. I was some sort of sex slave. And I was never given clothes. This is why I'm naked. But I escaped and I don’t want them to track me down."
The more Ken heard the story from the woman, the more he began to fear for his own safety. What if her captors were on her trail and very near? Surely they would capture Ken and probably kill him to avoid the police. He walked faster and faster, almost to a jog. Then, through the clearing he could see his car parked. A few spots next to it was a police car; maybe an officer simply doing paperwork or eating a quick breakfast between calls.
"Look!" pointed Ken. "There's a police car, now. You are safe."
But what was this?
Immediately the woman whipped off Ken’s hat, gloves and coat so that she was, once again, naked. Perhaps the time spent in captivity under horrific conditions and then running many hours in the cold might have caused some problems with her thinking. She desperately ran for dear life, away from Ken and towards the direction of the parking lot, right towards the police car.
The officer immediately noticed the naked woman, and quickly exited the vehicle.
"Help me!" called out the naked woman. "Please help!"
Confused, Ken emerged from the forest and walked towards the police car. By then he had his coat, gloves and hat in his hands.
The police officer drew his gun and pointed it at Ken from a distance. "Freeze!" he ordered. "Put your hands up!"
"What???" exclaimed Ken. "What did I do?"
"I said put your hands up where I can see them!"
Ken dropped his coat, gloves and hat and raised his hands in the air. He was then ordered to lay on the ground where handcuffs were placed on him. He stayed there for ten minutes in the freezing cold while the naked woman sat in the back of the police car providing a report of what happened.
"I was walking in the woods and he grabbed me. He tore off all of my clothes and then raped me. Afterwards he said he was going to take me home and lock me up in the basement so I could be his sex slave. He told me to pretend like there was nothing wrong when we saw your car. He even tried to make me wear his coat, hat and gloves. But I threw them on the ground and ran over to you for help."
A second police car arrived on the scene. Ken was escorted to the back and was under arrest. He would soon go to prison thanks to the wrongful accusations of the woman who claimed she had been raped in the most brutal way by Ken in the forest.