Miscreants are always coming up with new ways of robbing people of their hard earned property. Which is why it is quite important for citizens to stay alert and also try to warn each other about the various means employed by these criminals in order to help thwart their efforts and keep the public safe.
Which is why a woman whose friend was almost robbed in South Carolina has taken to social media to warn the public about one of such methods which criminals are now using to rob people in store parking lots. The woman stated in the Facebook post and the friend in question who was attacked was sitting in her car when two men suddenly parked their car directly in front of her with their high beams in, blinding her immediately.
According to the story, the two men then jumped out of their car and attempted to open the doors of the car of the stunned woman. Luckily for her, all her doors were locked. She was also able to recompose herself and speed off before they would do any damage to her car. The post reads that she was so shaken by the incident that she had to leave the South Carolina to go stay with her family elsewhere.
“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 victim’s friend who made the post later told NBC Charlotte.
“And then of a sudden, she heard two men on both sides of her car, the passenger and the driver side. 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.” She said.
Although the woman couldn’t tell what the miscreants really wanted from her, it was obvious they didn’t mean good and thankfully she didn’t get to find out what they wanted anyway.
“Who knows what would’ve happened if they had gotten her car and she didn’t lock the doors?” she said.
Although the woman did not call to inform the police about the incidence, the Rock Hill South Carolina Police Department caught wind of the viral post and launched an investigation to verify the authenticity of the woman’s post. The police department, later on, published a statement concerning the matter.
Officer Mark Bollinger of the Rock Hill Police Department told WHTR that it is possible that the men were trying to get her out of the car. The police warned citizens to be cautious and vigilant and also avoid sitting in their cars for too long especially while they are distracted.
The police also want the public to always contact them whenever they find themselves in threatening situations like this.
“If you ever feel like you’re in an unsafe situation, don’t think you’re bothering us. That’s what we’re here for, we’re here to help,” Bollinger told the news outlet. “Stay in your car and call us or leave that spot. If the car starts to follow you, go to the nearest police agency.”
In addition to sending out warnings to others on social media about potentially dangerous situations like this woman did, citizens should also report such incidences to the appropriate authorities to assist the cops in doing their job better. You can learn more about this story by watching the video below.