WARNING: In the event that you see a plastic bottle on your car tire, watch out for thieves
Those wishing to do harm have a horrible new trick. In the event that you see a plastic bottle on your vehicle tire, you can be at risk. We need to help spread this warning so no body else gets fooled.
Criminals have allegedly produce a fresh trick that's proving so effective, it is apparently spreading around the globe as news outlets from various countries have issued a notice: Drivers beware, thieves are deploying a fresh method to attempt to rob you or even steal your vehicle, and all it requires is really a plastic bottle. After a video was released and made its method to social media, detailing for other wannabe robbers just how it's done, it's turn into a concern for police everywhere.
First reported in Limpopo, a South African province bordering Botswana, Zimbabwe, the key quickly spread to one other side of the planet as a YouTube channel out of Mexico issued a “warning” video relating to this new method to steal a car. Unfortunately, a notice wasn't all the video shared as it's been viewed nearly 6 million times. In reality, it detailed for other criminals a good way to make the most of innocent people.
The new sneaky scam that these thieves are utilizing to steal valuables or even entire cars from unsuspecting drivers is fairly simple. First, the criminals target a parked car. After spotting a car they need to rob or steal, they slyly place an empty plastic bottle on the surface of the car's passenger side tire, wedged in between the rubber and the wheel well, where the driver is least likely to identify it. Then, they wait.
Nothing seems amiss because the driver hops within their vehicle and fires it up. It's not until they start to go the running vehicle which they realize there is a problem. As depicted in the video below, the empty plastic bottle begins to crackle as it's smashed by the moving tire. Once the driver jumps out to inspect the odd noise, unaware of the plastic bottle's existence, their instinct is to leave the car on for them to investigate where the sound came from. And, you can probably guess what are the results next.
Even though video is in Spanish, it's easy to know what the YouTuber is telling you. Once the driver exits the automobile for a closer look at their car, thanks to the strange sound the plastic bottle created, the thieves who use it there is given a good opportunity as they remained searching nearby. The automobile they couldn't get into before is now not merely unlocked but even running with the keys in the ignition and the master is distracted.
When the driver makes their method to one other side of the automobile, the car thief can jump in to the driver's seat, and it's “Bye-bye car” before the master can fully grasp what just happened. While they may only grab possessions from the car in a few instances, then remove and leave the car behind, in either case, the driver and their valuables are at risk in case a criminal successfully deploys this trick.
Make no mistake, although this method was originally reported in Africa and the video comes out of Mexico, this nasty trick can make its way to our neighborhoods when it hasn't already. The footage sought to warn concerning the crime, but inaddition it demonstrated perfectly for other criminals how to execute the same plan. Luckily, it's easy to foil their plans if we know about them. Therefore, it's important to produce others, who could be potential targets, aware.
Plastic bottles and thieves are available anywhere, so aside from where you reside, there is actually a threat of this happening for you or your loved one. So, remember and remind others that we must look into taking that extra second to walk around our car and look it over before we get into it. That is Driver's Ed 101, and it could prevent more than simply the potential criminal from carrying out their sick plot. If anything will there be that shouldn't be, take extra precautions. Criminals are clever, but we can be equipped for their sneaky tricks and effectively protect ourselves by simply being wise with their methods. If sharing this warning prevents even a unitary person from being fooled, it's worth it. Stay vigilant.