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This story originally appeared at The Animal Rescue Site.
Modern life is filled with hidden danger. Even something as simple as plastic bottled tucked between your tire and your car frame could suggest hidden danger.
According to the following video, car thieves have come up with a creative new way to steal your car. This trick was first reported in Limpopo, South Africa, but – unfortunately for car owners – this devious method has already gone global.
Now, when an aspiring car thief spots a car s/he likes, they wedge a plastic water bottle against the passenger side wheel to mark it. When the driver gets into the car, the empty bottle will start to make a strange crunching noise.
More often than not, panicked drivers will jump out of the car to investigate, sometimes leaving the keys right in the running engine. At least, that’s what the carjacker hopes you’ll do!
Even if the driver keeps his keys in hand, the carjacker is still presented with the perfect opportunity to swipe your phone or wallet.
Next time you get in your car, take a quick look at your wheels. If you happen to see a water bottle tucked in your wheel, take out your phone and quietly call 9-1-1.
Although In Spanish, the following video illustrates an increasingly popular car-jacking method
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