I started this thread because there have been at least 3 attacks on and/or attempted abductions of women/girls recently in & around the LSU area between the end of November 2013 and present (Feb. 2014). The February 20, 2014 attack was an attempted abduction on the LSU campus. A female student was walking to her car after class. She was in a parking lot near Patrick F. Taylor Hall (the new name of the old CEBA building, for any LSU grads out there) on Nicholson Extension. It was around 7:30pm. http://www.wafb.com/story/24782001/lsu-issues-alert-for-attempted-abduction-on-campus On Nov. 22, 2013, a 30 year old woman was running around the LSU lakes (a VERY popular place to run, surrounded by million-dollar-plus homes) a little after 5pm (it did get dark early, but it was by no means late at night). Around the 2500 block of E. Lakeshore Dr., a man came up behind her, put her in a choke hold, and she lost consciousness. When she came to, he was on top of her punching her in the stomach and chest. She screamed and the man got up and ran. http://theadvocate.com/home/7652773-125/runner-assaulted-near-lsu-lakes A few days before this attack on the runner at the lakes, an 11 year-old girl in the Garden District escaped being abducted. The Garden District is right next to the LSU lakes area, and it's a popular neighborhood for LSU students and professors to live, many of whom walk or cycle to campus & cycle, run, & walk in the area for exercise. The attempted kidnapping occurred in the 2600 block of Terrace Avenue near S. Eugene (this is also near the all-girls high school St. Joseph's Academy). http://theadvocate.com/home/7638696-125/police-search-for-man-who Needless to say, there's someone (or someones) up to no good in the area.