You probably wouldn’t notice it on the passenger side or one of the rear doors, but when you go to lock your car, the coin will keep that door from locking properly, leaving the door open for thieves - See more at:
The thief wouldn’t even have to follow you anywhere. They could just wait until you come home from work, blissfully unaware that the coin is still lodged in the car door, and steal your car when you go inside.
In reality, however, very few people have anything to be concerned about. Mechanics say this won’t work on most car models.
And, of course, if you’ve noticed the coin, obviously you can remove it and ensure the trick doesn’t work. However, the thief might not notice the coin has been removed — and the ensuing confrontation might not be how you would have hoped to have been spending your day.
So if on the remote chance that you do find a coin in your door, we would advise you to be aware of your surroundings, especially if anyone is following you. If in doubt, contact store security and take a picture of the car door. And of course, if you feel you’re being followed, contact police immediately.
You have to hand it to these people… that’s actually pretty clever. But now that people are spreading the word, this won’t work for much longer.
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