The friend of a woman in Rock Hill, South Carolina has made an effort to warn others on social media about a clever new trick being used by criminals in car parking lots.
After receiving a lot of attention online police have now issued a serious warning about corrupt individuals trying to coax victims out of their vehicle.
An anonymous victim sat in her car at a store parking lot, when two men suddenly attempted to break into her car, the incident terrified her so much that she fled the state, claims her a friend of hers.
According to reports, the woman in question sat stationary in a parking lot while the two men parked directly in front of her and put on their high-beams lights.
The victim was clearly blinded by the headlights and so she shielded her eyes.
At that moment the two assailants leaped out of their car and tried to open her doors.
“Someone turned on their high beams and she looked up and she can’t really see anything. She asked her identity to remain protected for her safety,” the friend explains
“She heard two men on both sides of her car, the passenger and the driver side,” the friend continued.
“As she was pulling away they were still trying to get in her car they were wearing hoodies and they had the hoodie part down past their eyes. Thankfully she locked her doors. It was just too close to home and I wanted people to be aware.
Thankfully, the woman was able to speed off before the men got into her car. She then left the state in panic and went to stay with family.
“Who knows what would’ve happened if they had gotten her car and she didn’t lock the doors?” the friend remarked.
Despite the victim opting not to contact the police, Rock Hill South Carolina Police Department did, however, pick up on the situation after her friend posted about it on Facebook.
Subsequently, they launched their own investigation into the situation and discovered that the story was indeed genuine.
Rock Hill Police Officer Mark Bollinger have explained to WTHR that it was possible the men were hoping to lure the woman from her vehicle.
He also warned others to be vigilant and not be distracted while sitting in a stationary car for a long period of time.
“If you ever feel like you’re in an unsafe situation, don’t think you’re bothering us,” Officer Bollinger said.
“That’s what we’re here for, we’re here to help. Stay in your car and call us or leave that spot. If the car starts to follow you, go to the nearest police agency,” he concludes.
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