Please be careful!

  1. Megs and I welcomed our baby boy earlier this month and wanted to share the news with the TPF community. Come say hello to Baby Vaughn!
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    A friend stopped at a pay-at-the-pump gas station to get gas. Once she
    filled her gas tank and after paying at the pump and starting to leave, the
    voice of the attendant inside came over the speaker. He told her that
    something happened with her card and that she needed to come inside to pay.
    The lady was confused because the transaction showed complete and approved.
    She relayed that to him and was getting ready to leave but the attendant,
    once again, urged her to come in to pay or there'd be trouble. She
    proceeded to go inside and started arguing with the attendant about his
    threat. He told her to calm down and listen carefully:

    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.

    Be extra careful
    going to and from your car at night. If at all possible, don't go alone!

    The message:

    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!


    Barbara Baker, Secretary Directorate of Training U.S. Army Military Police

  2. wow. that's scary.
  3. Wow...I'm speechless. :blink: Just when you thought you've heard it all, it's such a frightening prospect for women traveling alone.

    Thanks for sharing!
  4. thats really i'm goin to be even more paranoid~
  5. Wow ... it seems things just get worse .... gotta be extra careful out there ...
  6. Sorry, but this is a hoax. I have gotten this same email literally dozens of times. Surely you're not presenting this as YOUR friend, right?
  7. good lord, when i was little it was the gangs who flashed their headlights until someone flashed back. how often do people fall for these?:roflmfao:
  8. yeah, that forward has been going around for quite a while!
  9. Even if it turns out to be a re-issue of an urban's really good advise. And fact is stranger than fiction.
  10. thanks for the information... really have to be super careful nowadays..
  11. i've been getting that forward for over 10 years now! seriously! :smile: though, it COULD happen. scary.
  12. NEW SCARY SITUATION: a friend that is a police officer told me about this new way to rip women off. I forgot if its a gang or just individuals..but...a man will put something like a flyer on the back windshield of your car and sit and wait. some women who didnt notice this flyer had already got in, started the car, and bagn to back up, but then they look see the flyer, KEEP THE CAR RUNNING and get out to grab it. so of course the crook can sneak in and steal the car, and possibly grab the woman too. YIKES! things you don't really think twice about could have some serious consequences :/
    we have to be aware!!
  13. Anything could happen really... so everyone should always be aware and very careful.
  14. I always check before forwarding anything I get that doesn't actually cite a source like a newspaper article where I can confirm the story. You can never be careful in life, it's true. But it makes no sense to keep forwarding information that is not true. I hope that more people will take a minute to check these stories before forwarding or posting them on message boards. No offense to the original poster, I just think it's common sense.