Howard Beach jogger murder has women seeking protection, including bra with knife compartment

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The brutal murder of a jogger in New York City has led a number of women to contact a company in Texas for protection. (KTRK)

The brutal murder of Karina Vetrano in Howard Beach, Queens, has led a number of women to contact a company in Texas for protection.

Booby Trap Bras sells a sports bra with a hidden knife pouch sewn into the lining.

"There are so many attackers out there right now and women feel helpless," says McKinney mother Sara Julian.

Julian has been working with Jennifer Cutrona to create the bras.

Cutrona, developed the idea after a scary close call. She was jogging on a trail near her home, just outside of Austin.

"I walked around thinking life was all rainbows and butterflies until I was jumped out at on a local running trail. I was in active wear and had no form of protection on me. The little pocket knives I had collected over the years were all at home in the drawer with my pepper spray," said Cutrona.

The athletic 35-year-old was too quick, though.

"He didn't get me and I kept running and got away from him," said Cutrona.

Other Booby Trap bras come with pouches for pepper spray or a stun gun.

KTVT reports that many orders have been placed from New York where 30-year-old jogger Karina Vetrano was killed. She was dragged off a path she frequently ran and strangled.
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