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As a female, I have hitchhiked all over the US and in Europe, particularly Spain. On the Spain trip, at 24, I made lifelong friends with a couple I met who saved me from a near sexual attack by a truck driver. (I jumped out of the truck on a deserted road, and they happened to come along. They took me to their apartment in Granada and spoiled me rotten for a week, taking me to all their favorite tourists' attractions and making me incredible meals. I practiced English with their children.
The scariest experience occurred when I was 14 and was hitchhiking with a friend. We got picked up by a very young state senator who eventually took us to his sister's home where we stayed for a couple of days before the senator decided to ferry us back home some 1200 miles to our parents. Enroute we spent a night at his condo where he attempted to get us drunk. He ended up trying to rape my friend. We barracated ourselves in a spare bedroom and then slipped out a sliding glass door and ran into the dead of the night. When the police picked us the next morning sleeping on a lake shore, no one believed our story and the senator got away scott free. We were 14. Fast forward 17 years, and I saw the senator had become a lawyer and was representing teenagers in a case of politiians who were raping teenagers in a very high profile case. The irony slayed me.
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