Ashley Hardacre had an alarming experience when she left work late one night. She took to Facebook to warn others and her post has gone viral.
The 19-year-old was leaving her job at the mall when she saw a shirt on her windshield. She noticed a car running nearby so she didn’t attempt to manually remove the shirt. Her mom had warned her about tactics kidnappers and human traffickers use.
Instead, she used her windshield wipers, but that didn’t work as the shirt had actually been buttoned to the wiper. This was definitely not an accident! She drove off anyhow, later removing the shirt.
Her Facebook post about this went viral for good reason. It’s something so simple that would be easy to fall prey to.
Here’s an excerpt from her post:
“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,” wrote Hardacre. “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.”
Ashley spoke to the local news about what happened and how she plans to stay safe in the future. This is one smart girl. I know many people would have tried to take the shirt off without even looking around.
This is terrifying. I’m glad she is being walked out to her car after work now. It appears that someone was definitely targeting her!
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H/T: Fox 8