A Flint, Michigan woman is warning fellow women about a trick that happened to her while leaving work at a mall. Ashley Hardacre posted a photo on Facebook of a flannel shirt attached to her windshield wiper after her closing night shift.
While many people would get out and try to take it off, she immediately thought of the stories she heard about women finding objects on their cars so they could be lured out of their car.
Looking around, she noticed two cars nearby and one was running.
Instead of getting out to take the shirt off, she locked her doors and drove away.
"As some of you know I work at a store in the Mall out in flint. I worked a closing shift tonight so me and the girls I work with always walk out together to make sure we are safe in the parking lot. I got to my car and locked the doors behind me immediately as I always do and noticed that there was a blue flannel shirt on my windshield. There were two cars near me and one was running so I immediately felt uneasy and knew I couldn’t get out to get it off. At first I thought maybe someone had just thrown it on my car for some odd reason. I used my windshield wipers to try to get them off but the shirt was completely wrapped around my wiper blade. I had seen posts lately about people finding things under their windshield wipers in the burton/Flint area as an attempt to get girls out of their cars and distracted. Luckily I knew better than to remove the shirt with cars around me so I drove over to a place where I was safe and quickly rolled down my window and got the shirt off. I don’t know why the shirt was on my car but it had to have been intentional the way it was put on there. I really can’t think of another reason as to why someone would put it on my car. Tomorrow I am informing security of the situation and making them walk me to my car from now on. It definitely frightened me a little bit. I’m so glad my parents had informed me that it was happening in our area, I just never thought it would potentially happen to my car."
The post has been shared over 100,000 times, with people praising her quick thinking. She never believed something her mother warned her about would actually happen to her.
“They are unsure what the intentions were of whoever wrapped the flannel around my windshield wiper, but it was intentional by the way it was placed,” she told CBS News about the incident.
Authorities are reviewing surveillance video to find out what happened.