Ann Douglas Witnesses Man Approach Woman In Threatening Manner, Calls Police

Peterborough-based author/parenting columnist Ann Douglas is angry, shaken and worried about something she witnessed Tuesday morning (June 14th) involving a man intimidating a woman. 

She posted about it to her Facebook account...

Her Facebook post, which is generating a lot of reaction in support of her stepping up—"We all have to stand up for one another," "Oh My God. Thank you", "We can't NOT take action in such a situation" and "Wow. The world is a scary place. We have to help each other, not turn the other way" are just some of the reactions coming in—said this:

"If you approach a woman in a threatening manner, ignoring her demands that you stay away from her -- and then somehow coerce her to get in your car -- yes, I will take a photo of your license plate before you drive away. And then I will report you to the police. Because I just did."

Ann Douglas

Ann Douglas

We reached out to Ann about the incident and she told PTBOCanada this:

"I didn't have a lot of time to think, so I just acted instinctively," Douglas tells PTBOCanada. "My gut instincts told me I had to do something—that there was something really wrong about this situation. He seemed really threatening. I picked up that vibe as he stormed past me on the sidewalk and marched across the lawn toward the woman, ignoring her demands that she leave him alone. I didn't feel safe enough to confront him directly, so I pulled out my phone, snapped a photo of the car and the license plate, and called the police. It wouldn't have felt right to look the other way and simply go on with my day. Everyone has the right to go about their day safely, without the threat of intimidation. I don't know the backstory here—what was going on with these two people—but I know what I saw. And what I saw was really threatening and disturbing. And that's why I felt the need to get involved."

We commend Ann and others like her for being pro-active and not turning the other way.


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Parenting Expert Ann Douglas To Deliver Presentation At Queen Mary Public School

Peterborough-based parenting author/expert/writer Ann Douglas has a new book out Parenting Through the Storm—a definitive guide to parenting a child with a mental health, neurodevelopmental or behavioural challenge.

Douglas will be giving a presentation based on the book Thursday (June 4th) at Queen Mary Public School from 6:30 to 8 pm. It is a FREE community event.

***Topics to be discussed include parenting strategies, advocacy skills, self-care, self-compassion, creating a support network, and lifestyle matters (nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, and making time for fun).

This is a presentation that will be of interest to all parents, whether they have children who are struggling or not.

More info here.

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Peterborough Parenting Author Ann Douglas Releasing New Book "Parenting Through The Storm"

Peterborough Parenting Author Ann Douglas Releasing New Book "Parenting Through The Storm"

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Peterborough's Ann Douglas Documents Her Dramatic Health Transformation In New Issue Of Canadian Living

Peterborough-based writer/author/speaker/community activist Ann Douglas has gone through a dramatic personal transformation that she documents in the new October issue of Canadian Living. Douglas lost 120 pounds on her weight loss journey, but the transformation runs much deeper than that for her. Read her inspiring, empowering article and what it's done for her physical and mental health in the latest issue, which hits newsstands September 8th.

Photo via Ann Douglas Facebook page

Photo via Ann Douglas Facebook page

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