If you happen to see a wire tied to your car door, it is absolutely an ominous sign for sure. Take a look at why it is a serious red flag…
Tiktok users are now noticing a disturbing trend and they are trying desperately to alert people to it. According to those in big cities, there are criminals who are tying ribbon and wire around someone’s car door handle, and this is not just the work of some juvenile prankster.
No, this signifies something that is far more sinister, and the initial video was posted to TikTok by the user Ice.Lemon.Water, who filmed the video while driving by a parked car.
The video shows where there is a parked car that has a string wrapped over the driver’s door handle. This TikTok user described the situation, writing in the video, “WTF is this a joke someone better not get kidnapped” and captioning the post: “We thought it was a joke at first until we found the second one.”
This TikTok user spotted two other instances where a ribbon had been tied to the door handle of a vehicle, and these have been rumored to resemble a possible attempted kidnapping. There was another TikTok user named Reece who is most well-known for posting under his account name, AChunkyGuy, and he provided his own input on this alarming trend, which he described as growing more and more prevalent every year.
“What you see on that car handle right there is wire,” Reece claimed. “The reason people use wire is because it’ll distract you for longer, it’ll take longer to get it off.”
Naturally, some might wonder how these ribbons could possibly put someone at risk of being kidnapped or otherwise being a crime victim. One reason why this is so is because the person that is trying to do the abduction puts that ribbon or wire on the door handle of the car so that the owner of the car will struggle to remove it when they make it back to their vehicle. The criminal is counting on the driver being distracted, and that is when they will approach and abduct the person with their weapons in tow.
After the first video from Ice.Lemon.Water went viral, the TikTok user returned with another video, which was a response to Reece’s comment where the tie that they found in the parking lot appeared to be the type of ribbon that they had used to tie balloons.
Reece remains undaunted though, and he wants users to look out for that warning sign. In summary, if you see a ribbon or wire on the door handle of your car door, you should be wary of it and not approach the car by yourself.
“Tactics like this are being used in the U.S. prominently,” Reece claimed in a follow-up video. “People put stuff on your car to distract you for that split second so they can grab you before you get to your car.”
A TikTok user named Haley West also noticed one time that there was a water bottle placed on the hood of her car. After she attempted to remove the bottle, a man tried to approach her but was not able to get close enough to grab her. Either way, it was a lesson learned.
“The best thing you can do in that situation is: Go back to wherever you were that was the most populated and grab somebody to escort you to your car,” Reece suggested.
“I’m very disturbed,” one user replied to Reece’s video.
“This happened to me,” another TikToker claimed. “I called my friend’s mom, who’s a cop, and it turns out there was a tracker on my car … scary.”
If you see anything like this in regards to your car door, be as careful as possible.