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Metro-area crime can affect everyone – even Miss Universe

While in Guadalajara earlier this year to prepare for the Miss Universe contest, Andrea Meza was the victim of an assault, which occurred outside a private hospital as she waited for a valet parking attendant to return her vehicle.

Meza said two men on a motorcycle approached her from behind, and the one sitting at the rear snatched her belongings. “My first reaction was to defend myself,” she related later on a social media platform  “My second was to (run after) the motorcycle.”

However, the 2021 Miss Universe advised victims never to fight back. “Your life comes first,” she said.

She stressed that victims of crimes should always file complaints, although she noted that the denuncia she made on the Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office website came to nothing.

“Denounce, do not keep quiet,” she said. “Let’s stop the violence. Stop street harassment.”

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