Warning from Police -- NOT A JOKE

   Just last weekend on Friday night we parked in a public parking area. As we drove away I noticed a sticker on the rear window of the car. When I took it off after I got home,it was a receipt for gas. Luckily my friend told me not to stop as it could be someone waiting for me to get out of the car. Then we received this email yesterday: 
  'WARNING FROM POLICE THIS APPLIES TO BOTH WOMEN AND MEN BEWARE OF PAPER ON THE BACK WINDOW OF YOUR VEHICLE--NEW WAY TO DO CARJACKINGS (NOT A JOKE)'
    Heads up everyone! Please, keep this circulating... You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and shift into Reverse.
  When you look into the rearview mirror to back out of your parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. So, you shift into Park, unlock your doors, and jump out of your car to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view. When you reach the back of your car, that is when the carjackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off . They practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.
   And guess what, ladies? I bet your purse is still in the car.
  So now the carjacker has your car, your home address, your money, and your keys. Your home and your whole identity are now compromised!
  BEWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED.
   If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back window, just drive away. Remove the paper later. And be thankful that you read this e-mail. I hope you will forward this to friends and family, especially to women. A purse contains all kinds of personal information and identification documents, and you certainly do NOT want this to fall into the wrong hands.
   Please keep this going and tell all your friends.  

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dopeytaz
Oct. 16, 2008 at 1:14 PM

While this is good information it is an Urban Legend.  I checked it out on snopes.com

 

http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/carjack.asp

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Karen...
Oct. 17, 2008 at 2:12 PM

Thanks for sharing

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4purp...
Oct. 31, 2008 at 8:50 AM

thanks for sharing this info. 

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navesee
Apr. 17, 2009 at 10:37 AM

Thanks for the heads up on this !!!

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Bonza7
Jun. 19, 2009 at 10:58 AM

Thank you for letting us all know, apparently my husband knew about this one, and failed to let me know about it...I haven't had this problem yet, but I will keep an eye out for me and others...Not an urban legend at all.   People do use this to take cars!..

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