NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The brutal murder of a jogger in New York City has led a number of women from there to contact a Texas company for protection.
Many female runners were troubled by this week’s murder of 30-year-old jogger Karina Vetrano in New York City. She was dragged off a path she frequently ran with her father and strangled.
“There are so many attackers out there right now and women feel helpless,” says McKinney mother Sara Julian. She’s working with a woman in Austin to develop and sell a sports bra with a hidden knife pouch sewn into the lining.
“Whenever you put it in your hand it cannot be knocked out,” says Julian.
Other booby trap bras come with pouches for pepper spray or a stun gun.
Krista Garza is another McKinney mom who runs to stay in shape and has several of the bras.
“You’re pretty exhausted from the run itself and again being far out in the middle of nowhere and no one can hear you,” says Garza. “I definitely now have a peace of mind.”
Vetrano worked at a local catering hall and as a speech pathologist, earning a master’s degree from St. John’s University last May. Friends said she was widely traveled and well-educated.
Funeral services for Vetrano will be held at noon Saturday in Queens.
A $10,000 reward was being offered for information leading to an arrest.
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