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Some years before she found international fame with rock group Blondie, a young Debbie Harry was searching for a taxi to take her to a party in the early hours.   “It was two or three in the morning and I was trying to get across town”, she recalled many years later. “I was staggering around on these platform shoes - it was early in the 1970’s”.    A “little white car”, kept driving by and slowing down near her, the driver offering her a lift. And, although she turned him down at first, no taxi materialized. And so, eventually, she climbed in.    Straight away, she regretted her decision. “I knew there was something wrong,” she said. “The hairs on the back of my neck stood up.”     The man, she said, smelt bad. Also, although it was Summer, the cars windows were up.  The future pop star looked for a door - only to realize there were no handles on the door.     Alarmed, she managed to squeeze her hand through a small gap in the door and pulled the door open from the outside. When she did so, the driver spun the wheel and she was flung out into the road.     It was only around the time of Ted Bundy’s execution - almost two decades later - that Debbie, by then a household name, would recognize the face of the condemned rapist and murderer as the man who’d given her a lift that night.     Without doubt, she had an exceptionally lucky escape from one of Americas most notorious killers.  

Some years before she found international fame with rock group Blondie, a young Debbie Harry was searching for a taxi to take her to a party in the early hours.
   “It was two or three in the morning and I was trying to get across town”, she recalled many years later. “I was staggering around on these platform shoes - it was early in the 1970’s”.
    A “little white car”, kept driving by and slowing down near her, the driver offering her a lift. And, although she turned him down at first, no taxi materialized. And so, eventually, she climbed in.
    Straight away, she regretted her decision. “I knew there was something wrong,” she said. “The hairs on the back of my neck stood up.”
     The man, she said, smelt bad. Also, although it was Summer, the cars windows were up.  The future pop star looked for a door - only to realize there were no handles on the door.
     Alarmed, she managed to squeeze her hand through a small gap in the door and pulled the door open from the outside. When she did so, the driver spun the wheel and she was flung out into the road.
     It was only around the time of Ted Bundy’s execution - almost two decades later - that Debbie, by then a household name, would recognize the face of the condemned rapist and murderer as the man who’d given her a lift that night.
     Without doubt, she had an exceptionally lucky escape from one of Americas most notorious killers.  

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