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Heels can be used as a weapon, according to self-defense instructor

POSTED: Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:45pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 5:28pm

The high heels that many women wear not only complete an outfit but they also can be used as a weapon if attacked.

One self-defense instructor in North Carolina teaches women to use their stilettos to protect themselves.

Jennifer Cassetta says a woman must use everything in her arsenal to keep from becoming a victim.

She's added the stiletto attack to her list of other moves women can use when grabbed from behind.

"The first thing you do with those sexy stilettos is stomp your heel right down on the foot,” stated Cassetta. “Hopefully it will go right through the foot. You can also take the foot and go up the groin with that stiletto as well."

Cassetta says the ABC's of self-defense begins with awareness. She advises women to refrain from texting and walking or getting lost in the music from your iPod if you're walking alone.

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