Holiday Safety Tips
Many shoppers will be up before the crack of dawn to hit the malls and local shops. But before you indulge in whatâ€™s known as â€œBlack Friday,â€ one of the busiest shopping days of the year, local law enforcement have a few tips to keep your shopping experience safe. Muscogee County Sheriffâ€™s Office/Cpl Robert Benedon said, â€œWell the first thing would be is to pay attention to your surroundings. I would try to park in a well lit area, have your keys in your hand when youâ€™re going back to your car from your shopping. Once again, check the car before you go in it. Youâ€™ll have people that are going to be in the parking lots thatâ€™s going to be watching for people leaving their packages in the car and walking off, I would try to, if youâ€™re gonna do that take the packages home if youâ€™re going to have a bunch of them and return.â€ Corporal Benedon says you should never place your purse or valuables in the shopping carts and use common sense when you are out, especially during the holidays.