These Ladies Stopped a Date Rape and Became Heroes

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Date rape is a serious problem, and one would be amazed how easy and quick it can actually to actually roofie a girl’s drink. These three women, however, saw one about to happen, and was not going to take it sitting down.

Gal pals Marla Saltzer, Monica Kenyon, and original poster Sonia Ulrich were out for a night of bonding over a shared bottle of wine for Happy Hour over at Fig and Fairmont in Santa Monica. Monica made “a funny face”, and her two other friends asked what was up. After a few seconds, Monica whispered to them “That guy just put something in her drink.”

Was Fig a creepy place? Hardly. Sonia recounts:

Now, Fig is a nice restaurant. We were enjoying our charcuterie platter and some fancy cheeses. That type of place. They had a bottle of wine they were splitting. It seemed like a first or second or third date. After a few “Oh god. What do we do”s, I got up to find her in the bathroom to tell her. Warn her. Tell her to get up and leave this creep. Make him drink it. Something.

So, after feeling awkward hanging out by the sinks in the bathroom til she was done, I approached. “Hey! Um, this is kind of weird, but, uh, we saw the guy you were with put something in your drink.”

“Oh My God.” She said. Shocked, kind of numb, so I babbled “Yeah, my girlfriend said she saw him put something in your drink and we had to say something. Woman to woman…you know. We had to say something. How well do you know that guy?” I was expecting to hear “We just met,” but I got:

“He’s one of my best friends.”

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Whuuut?! Not cool, “best friend”, not cool. We’re honestly so appalled right now.

Sonia’s friend Monica relayed everything she saw:

“He pulled her glass toward him, kind of awkwardly, then he took out a little black vial. He opened it up and dropped something in. Then he tried to play it cool, like checking his phone and hiding the vial in his hand and then trying to bring it back down slyly.” He apparently saw Monica looking. Marla said she was just going to lean over to Monica and say “that guy is acting really creepy” when she saw Monica already looking. Witnessing.

It turns out that the girl had also left her car at her “best friend’s” building, and that they came together to the bar, a chilling revelation that this was all part of a plan.

The manager and the waiters of the pub did their best to calm the girl and the trio down, and assured them discreetly that help was on the way. The staff detained the couple, saying the system was down and therefore would not be able to process their bill on checkout.

Then, in walks Santa Monica PD. They say “Come with us” and he doesn’t protest. Doesn’t ask why. Doesn’t seem surprised.

Other patrons of Fig and Fairmont later came forward to congratulate Sonia and her friends for their quick thinking, sharing their own sad stories of date rape, and how the trio’s actions tonight made such a big difference.

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So please, folks. If you see someone about to get roofied, or any kind of date rape about to happen, please say something, Your actions do matter.

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