Real estate agent says she was forcibly grabbed and kissed while showing a home

Real estate agent says she was forcibly grabbed and kissed while showing a home


— TALKED WITH A LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENT ABOUT HOW TO STAY SAFE ON THE JOB. MADELEINE: BEING ALONE IN A VACANT HOUSE WITH A STRANGER MAY SOUND DANGEROUS, BUT FOR MOST REAL ESTATE AGENTS ITS JUST ANOTHER DAY ON THE JOB. BUT FOR ONE AGENT IN GREENVILLE, THAT TYPICAL DAY TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE. SCARY MOMENTS FOR A FEMALE REAL ESTATE AGENT WHO WAS ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED WHILE SHOWING A MAN A HOME YESTERDAY.>>HE GRABBED HER BY THE WAIST. HE TRIED TO MAKE OUT WITH HER. HE GRABBED HER BY THE THROAT PULLED HER IN AGAIN. MADELEINE: FORTUNATELY THIS AGENT WAS PREPARED AND HAD CALLED A COLLEAGUE BEFORE SHE SHOWED THE HOUSE TO GO WITH HER.>>WHAT SHE DID WAS PLANNED IT SO THAT SHE WENT INTO THE HOUSE FIRST, AND THE MALE AGENT SHOWED UP ABOUT FIVE MINUTES LATER. MADELEINE: BUT ALL IT TOOK WAS THOSE FIVE MINUTES FOR HER LIFE TO BE IN DANGER.>>WHAT HAPPENS IF NEXT WEEK THIS PERSON CALLS ANOTHER AGENT WHO DOESN’T HAVE ANOTHER AGENT SHOW UP?>>COME ON IN AND LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE. MADELEINE: AUTUMN BIBLE IS A REAL ESTATE AGENT WITH KELLER WILLIAMS GREENVILLE CENTRAL. SHE TAKES EXTRA PRECAUTION WITH EVERY CUSTOMER.>>I GET THEIR ID. WITH BUYERS, I GET THEIR PREAPPROVAL AS WELL. MADELEINE: SHE SAYS THERE ARE ALSO STEPS SHE TAKES WHILE SHOWING THE HOUSE.>>YOU CAN SEE THE BATHROOM, THE MASTER BEDROOM. IF THEY ARE BEHIND ME, THEY ARE IN A POSITION WHERE THEY COULD ATTACK ME. IF THEY’RE IN FRONT OF ME I CAN SEE THEM. MAKE SURE THEY DON’T DO ANYTHING ODD. NIGEL: THE GREENVILLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATED

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