This advice from a security officer could help you if you get robbed

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Terri M., who left the following tip as a comment on this past tip for consideration if you get robbed:

“I love that you listen to your father’s advice! A security officer advised me to do the opposite though. He suggested that if you are being robbed, let the attacker see a wad of bills with a $50 on top for a second—and then throw it as far as you can. The robber’s instinct is to turn towards the money, while you run the other way. Hopefully, none of us ever encounter this situation. Safe and happy travels to you and your lovely family!”

A great tip that you should apply with your best judgment. If the person has a weapon, for example, there’s no point in pulling any funny business—especially if it involves quick motions of the hand. Thanks, Terri!

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