I don't usually pass these stories on, but this one made a lot of sense. So I googled the source of the story (see link) and decided it needs to be shared. I never would have considered a scenerio like the story below.
He said that while she was pumping gas, a guy slipped into the back seat of her car on the other side and the attendant had already called the police. She became frightened and looked out in time to see her car door open and the guy slip out. The report is that the new gang initiation thing is to bring back a woman and/or her car.. One way they are doing this is crawling under women's cars while they're pumping gas or at grocery stores in the nighttime .The other way is slipping into unattended cars and kidnapping the women.
Please be extra careful going to and from your car at night. If at all possible, don't go alone! "
1. ALWAYS lock your car doors, even if you're gone for just a second! 2. Check underneath your car when approaching it for reentry, and check in the back before getting in.3. Always be aware of your surroundings and of other individuals in your general vicinity, particularly at night!
Please have a Safe New Year! REALTOR® gramEpat