Just last week a 19-year-old woman was able to ward off an attacker in a parking lot while leaving a retail store.

The man is still at large, however Boise Police are encouraging everyone to simply be aware of your surroundings this holiday season.  They say that keeping your keys in your hand, your phone accessible, and utilizing the panic button on your car key fob are all simple steps you can take.

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