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Ontario schoolgirl uses secret code word to outwit potential abductor in ‘textbook example’ of street proofingA 10-year-old girl who outwitted two potential abductors by asking them for a secret code word has been praised by police for her quick thinking.The girl was approached on Monday outside Applecroft Public School in Ajax, Ont., by a strange man trying to lure her into his car. The man, who was accompanied by a woman sitting in the passenger seat, claimed the girl’s mother had sent him to pick her up.The girl and her family had established a secret password to be used as proof a person was really sent by her parents.“She asked this person what the code word was and obviously they got it wrong,” Dave Mason of Durham Regional Police told CTV. “She told them ‘You got the code word wrong’ and that person left.”

Ontario schoolgirl uses secret code word to outwit potential abductor in ‘textbook example’ of street proofing
A 10-year-old girl who outwitted two potential abductors by asking them for a secret code word has been praised by police for her quick thinking.

The girl was approached on Monday outside Applecroft Public School in Ajax, Ont., by a strange man trying to lure her into his car. The man, who was accompanied by a woman sitting in the passenger seat, claimed the girl’s mother had sent him to pick her up.

The girl and her family had established a secret password to be used as proof a person was really sent by her parents.

“She asked this person what the code word was and obviously they got it wrong,” Dave Mason of Durham Regional Police told CTV. “She told them ‘You got the code word wrong’ and that person left.”

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    BRILLIANT STREET PROOFING!
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    my parents’ code word with me was “peanut butter”
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    My mom had us do this when I was in elementary school. I didn’t think it was actually used/useful.
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    I used my secret word on my mom once, she forgot it, then I made a fuss a out getting in the car, I was also 15 soooooo
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    I still remember the codeword my folks and I had for letting them back in if they had to run out and leave me alone in...
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    Way to go! Seriously - EVERY family should have this. Even husbands and wives.
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