Survival

Survivors Of Attempted Murder Share Their Amazing Stories  

Abby Heugel
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Most people have an interesting story in their background. Maybe you won an award or had a wild experience traveling in a foreign country. Whatever it is, this is your go-to story when swapping stories with a bunch of your friends.

But how many people can actually say someone attempted to murder them?

Not many, and thanks to Reddit we can read the details from the people who survived such a crazy attempt. The warning is that some of the stories are pretty intense, as you would image, but just be glad that this never happened to you

Attacked By Father

Reddit/u/Sick-Girl:

When I was a newborn my biological father tried to kill me by choking me. It happened in my grandmothers kitchen and my mom bopped him over the head wth a frying pan and stabbed him with one of those hot dog pokers you use on the grill. He's always been a real big piece of sh*t.

My mom was arrested but released for the stabbing. He started to stalk her after she left him and my step-dad actually shot him when he broke into our house a few years later. He's now living in LA on Skid Row so I don't see him anymore, actually haven't seen him since I was a toddler. Oh and forgot to add, he tried to kill me because he thought I was not his child, he thought my mom cheated on him.

 

Stabbed In A Bar

Reddit/u/caducus:

I was stabbed while bouncing at a bar. I’m not sure if that counts. I doubt the guy was really trying to kill me, though he very easily could have. It required emergency surgery to close up an artery and the knife stopped just shy of puncturing my lung. My friend, also bouncing, was stabbed over his heart, but his sternum stopped the blade. That’s probably what caused the stabber to slice his own fingers open, which lead to finding him and the conviction.

He was charged with attempted murder, along with a bunch of other things. He was convicted of at least some of those charges and did 6 years.

All in all, not bad. 10/10, would get stabbed again.

Thrown Off A Balcony

Reddit/u/Vinaris:

I can contribute something! When I was 17, I had a 22 y/o boyfriend who I dated near the time I finished my secondary school education. He was genuinely amazing and I thought he was perfect as every naive young girl does, my friends warned me saying he was manipulative and abusive but I brushed it off assuming they were jealous. But I started noticing things, and I wouldn't give him his way, we started fighting more and more.

One night we were relaxing and watching my favourite movie in my room (Robots I think it was called), anyway my boyfriend starts trying to pressure me into giving him oral. I tried pulling away but he was holding my had down into his lap, that's when I started shouting and screaming. He grabbed my neck and threw me to the floor and began kicking me, at this point I was completely dazed and in shock so I couldn't defend myself. After what seemed like ages I finally screamed stop, he grabbed my hair and dragged me to my balcony where he tried shoving me over the guard rail. I was fighting but I'm really small so I don't have much strength. Suddenly something grabs me and at the same time I see my boyfriend fly headfirst over the rails. Turns out my neighbour got home early and noticed the situation unfold, he ran broke through the front door and upstairs to my room, then tossed my boyfriend over the rails and grabbed me stop me falling.

Police and ambulance were called, boyfriend was taken to hospital and charged with assault and attempted GBH. Luckily my family has cameras on the balconies and porch to catch thieves so they caught almost everything that occurred. My neighbour didn't get charged as he acted in my defense. That was about 3 years ago, neighbour and I are close friends and boyfriend is still in prison. I realise I really should call him my ex but it seems odd in the story.

Kidnapped By Business Partner

Reddit/u/Ukulelehumphrey:

I have this mate from the States, older gent, owns a company that goes around putting change in vending machines or whatever. Anywho, his childhood friend co-owned the company with him, things were apparently really good. As it would appear, his friend was a jealous, greedy c*nt, wanted to own the company all by his lonesome.

The 'friend' calls up my mate, asks him to help in fiddling with his car. Now my mate is a very kind guy, goes above and beyond to help a brother, gets over to his house with his toolkit and smile on his face as I can imagine although the devious little sh*t rigged the car up so the exhaust would pour into the car and suffocate him. The bloke knocks him out cold, chucks him in the car with it on and goes to watch telly or something.

Old mate wakes up, squirms out of the car and escapes. His mate eventually gets up to check out his dirty deed and sees him disappeared, and proceeds to send him a text a long the lines of 'you should be asleep in the car...'. By this time he has already made it to the police station.

What's freakier is, this obvious attempt at homicide re-jogged his memory of a month or two prior when he went to help his buddy mow his lawn where a 'freak accident' cause a large piece of shrapnel to slice his cheek - coincidence? Who knows.

Needless to say, my mate owns the entire company now. Really great guy, isn't the first time some cunt tried to off him though.