Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North central Iowa
I can imagine vehicle break ins being a problem. That happens everywhere. I just sort of wondered because a thicket of forest or land far away from civilization would be a great place to accost people, have a drug ring, or hide a body. I know these areas are undermanned, so I was just curious to see if any of that turned out to be true.
Maybe I've been watching too many reruns of Criminal Minds lol.
I would have never guessed that there were more freaks in smaller towns until I started working in the community. It's like these people just come out of the walls in hoards. I thought my hometown was a nice, nice community, and don't get me wrong, it's pretty safe, but I'm hands-on with two of the local sex offenders when they buy groceries, I smell weed on many different people, I've had drunks, I've had many dirty old men hit on me, people that I'm pretty sure were high on hard drugs, thieves, and even a stalker.
I figured if all that happened in a small town where it's easy to hide in plain sight, imagine what is going on out in the wilderness!
I would guess it would be easier to subdue a person on foot than a horseback rider. Horses are notoriously unpredictable and can run faster than a human being. However, if you fit the bill of what a killer/predator/thief/criminal was looking for, I'm sure they'd forgo a random hiker just to get a chance to get you. :-/ Creepy...