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Jogging Crime #88946

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 01, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Eugene, OR) Project Safe Run's rental of Doberman guard dogs to joggers in effort to protect them from criminals examined. [Sherry CHRISTOPHER - feels safer with dog.] No. sexual assaults against women runners here last year noted. [Project founder Shelley REECHER - notes number safe runs with Dobermans and number assaults.] Background to Reecher and husband Scott Wilkinson's creation of Project Safe Run explained. [REECHER - notes she was raped once.] Details of program outlined; demonstration in which Sam the dog protects Monica Fernandez against mock attacker shown. [RUNNER - praises sense of security with dog.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Reporter(s):
Geer, Stephen;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:02:40

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