Why you should never approach a car with a string tied to the door handle

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.07 - 2023 5:54 PM CET

Photo: Tiktok
Photo: Tiktok
Why you should never approach a car with a string tied to the door handle.

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If you see a string tied to a car door handle, stay away. That's the warning circulating on social media platforms like TikTok.

Reece, known as @achunkyguy on TikTok, commented on a video shared by Shannon that has been viewed over 20 million times.

Photo: TikTok

In the video, Shannon warns people not to approach their cars if they see a string tied to the door handle, as it could be a sign of impending danger.

According to Reece, if you find a string tied to your car door handle, it's designed to distract you.

"The best thing you can do is find someone to accompany you to your car so you're not alone. It's even better if you can find multiple people, but just know that it's not a good sign and you should stay away," he advises.

Photo: TikTok

Not just strings

This tactic is not limited to strings; other items could be used to make you inattentive, making it easier for someone to abduct you. This is a common occurrence in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Hayley from Cincinnati, Ohio, shared her experience on TikTok, stating that this is a tactic often used by kidnappers. Elle commented on the video, confirming Hayley's statement. You can see it for yourself in the video below.

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