If you think it’s too hot for criminals to strike, you’re wrong. According to Boredom Therapy, a popular windshield scam is targeting people across the country. Here’s the story Savannah Nguyen recently told about her mother’s brush with danger:
Nguyen’s mother was shopping at Appleton, Wisconsin when she almost fell victim to a common scam. She parked near Macy’s like usual, but when she returned to her car hours later, she spotted a large SUV pull up in the parking spot next to hers.
Nguyen’s mother got nervous because the parking lot was empty. Why did the car have to pull up right next to her?
The woman immediately locked her car doors and zipped off. On the drive home, she heard something tap against her windshield, but she didn’t stop to check it out. She waited until she got home. There, her daughter was waiting for her. They both went to check out what had been making the tapping noise. It was a plastic bag with a ring inside. The note scrawled on the bag read “Free gift: Sterling silver ring from Kay Jewelers.”
When her mother told her what she had seen at the parking lot, Savannah realized that her mother could’ve been kidnapped. She had read similar stories of people who saw catchy objects on their windshields and were immediately kidnapped when they got out to inspect. Savannah’s mother could’ve been snatched by whomever was inside of the SUV that parked next to her at the mall. Her decision to drive off as quickly as possibly might have saved her life.
Local police are looking into the incident. Until police can find out what was in the works, Savannah is sharing her mom’s story far and wide across the Internet to prevent other people from getting kidnapped.
Savannah warns everyone to be aware:
“You don’t think it will happen to you until it does. So be smart, stay alert, and make it a priority to learn to defend yourself physically.”
(H/T Boredom Therapy.)