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South Florida restaurants encourage ordering 'Angel Shots' to prevent date rape

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – South Florida restaurants have joined a national trend of offering female guests a code to indicate to staff they fear for their safety while on a date.

Featured in ladies restrooms in restaurants and bars, a sign alerts women who do not feel safe, or are uncomfortable with their date, to order an Angel Shot from a staff member.

Once the "drink" is ordered, a member of the staff will escort the woman safely out of the establishment and arrange for their transportation.

South Florida's The Restaurant Group prominently displays the signs in their popular bars and restaurants; including, YOLO, Boatyard, Vibe, Tarpon Bend and others.

Management at Boatyard in Fort Lauderdale told Local 10 the signs were put up around three months ago.

As of yet, no one has asked a Boatyard staff member for an Angel Shot, but management says they have received positive feedback from female customers.

The emergence of dating apps has led to fears of a possible uptick in date rape and assaults.