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October 01, 2003

Instant Messages to the Rescue.

Mainichi Interactive - Abducted school girl uses cell phone to lead police to attacker After she entered the vehicle, he sped off, but the quick-thinking high school girl called her mother on her mobile phone and sent an e-mail. Her father then conveyed the daughter's information to police, and officers spotted the car at about 9:20 p.m., some 30 kilometers from the station. [The English article has less info than the Japanese one. The girl sent all the communications by instant text messages from her cell phone. Yuka notes that this is done by japanese girls, without having to look. A handy skill.]"

Posted by jason at October 1, 2003 11:02 AM