Disturbing Trend: Ribbons and Wire on Car Door Handles

TikTok users are raising awareness about a concerning trend that everyone should be cautious about. It all started with a video by a user named Ice.Lemon.Water on TikTok. In the video, they spotted a parked car with a ribbon wrapped around its driver’s door handle. They captioned the video, “WTF is this a joke someone better not get kidnapped.” This discovery led them to find another car with a similar ribbon tied to its door handle.

Now, you might be wondering how a simple ribbon or wire can put someone at risk of kidnapping. The idea behind it is that when the car owner tries to remove the ribbon or wire, they become distracted, giving the potential kidnapper an opportunity to approach and abduct them, potentially using a weapon.

Reece, another TikTok user who goes by the username AChunkyGuy, shared his thoughts on this alarming trend. According to Reece, the reason wire is used is that it takes longer to remove, thus giving the potential kidnapper more time to approach the car owner.

After Ice.Lemon.Water’s video went viral, they responded to Reece’s comment and clarified that the ribbon they found seemed to be the type used for tying balloons. However, Reece still wants Americans to be vigilant and take this warning sign seriously. If you come across a ribbon or wire on your car’s door handle, it’s important to be cautious and not approach your car alone.

Reece emphasized that tactics like these are being used in the U.S. and people are targeting unsuspecting victims by placing items on their cars to momentarily distract them. His advice is if you encounter such a situation, return to a crowded area and ask someone to accompany you back to your car.

Another TikTok user named Haley West posted a video where she noticed a water bottle left on the hood of her car. When she went to remove it, a man quickly approached her but did not get close enough to kidnap her. Instead, the man ran back into a store to hide his identity.

These incidents and experiences shared by TikTok users highlight the importance of prioritizing personal safety. If you encounter a ribbon or wire on your car’s door handle or any other suspicious item, it’s essential to seek help from others or reach out to the authorities if necessary. Stay vigilant and protect yourself from potential dangers.

  • Don’t hesitate to ask for help or find someone to accompany you to your car.
  • If you notice any suspicious items, prioritize your safety and take necessary precautions.
  • Stay informed about ongoing trends and potential dangers in your community.
  • Trust your instincts and report any suspicious activities to the authorities.
  • By looking out for each other, we can create a safer environment for everyone.