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Woman issues warning after near miss with popular scam involving soap on windshield

Trying to wipe off your car's windshield clean after it mysteriously gets coated in a soapy film just might put you in a dangerous position.

Woman issues warning after near miss with popular scam involving soap on windshield
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @danitrapani1

People with ill intentions will do almost anything to cause harm to others. It involves inventing popular scams which can make a victim out of unsuspecting individuals. A TikTok user @danitrapani1 shared a story with the community, which might give you the creeps. In a video, she recounted a disturbing encounter that occurred while she was driving her car, raising awareness about the potential dangers that others could face if they aren't cautious enough.

Image Source: TikTok | @danitrapani1
Image Source: TikTok | @danitrapani1

Danitra starts the video by saying how she regularly parks underneath a bottlebrush tree near her San Francisco office to go to work. Usually, she has to turn on the wipers to clean the fallen bottlebrushes off her windscreen when she is about to drive home. But a few days ago, she spotted something unusual. This time when she turned on her wiper blades, her windscreen was mysteriously covered with a thick soapy film.

Image Source: TikTok | @danitrapani1
Image Source: TikTok | @danitrapani1

Anybody else wouldn't think twice before stepping out of the car to clear the windshield, which has been obscuring the view, but Danitra warns that you could end up becoming a victim of dangerous scams or robbery attempts by leaving your car. The video, which has gained over 1 million views so far, continues as the woman shares her unsettling experience. She suspected something was off and called her husband to inform him about the situation, who advised her not to get out of the car to clear the windscreen.

Image Source: TikTok | @danitrapani1
Image Source: TikTok | @danitrapani1

"I've seen this as a scam," her husband warned and then told her to get to a nearby gas station if possible. As soon as Danitra pulled over at the gas station, she noticed another vehicle arriving behind her with a driver wearing a ski mask up under his eyes. Even though the woman was not certain that the car was pursuing her, she was afraid that she might fall victim to a robbery or something worse. "That was so terrifying," she said in the video.

Image Source: TikTok
Image Source: TikTok

Even though Danitra was unharmed, this situation taught her and other netizens to always mind their surroundings if they are all by themselves. It isn't the first time people are putting up unsettling encounters on TikTok with suspicious people. Many people have claimed that robbers mostly make the windscreen mess just to lure women out of their locked vehicles, so it's easier to rob or steal from them or their cars.

Image Source: TikTok
Image Source: TikTok

According to CNN, most of these stories turn out to be urban myths or ploys to gain followers and likes on social media. Even though some supported Danitra's claims, other TikTok users were not buying her story.

@mikewalsh185 wrote, "I wonder why the windshield wiper fluid and the wipers did not just clean your windshield off." @bzoffka asked: "I don’t really understand what this is accomplishing. Soap on your windshield? Are they hoping you get out to clean it or something?" @denigal21 was one of the many netizens who believed in Danitra's story and wrote: "Thankful you’re safe and grateful you shared this."

Danitra also posted a follow-up video responding to the hate comments and the positive responses as well. She clarified in the second video that the soapy substance on her windscreen might have been something other than regular soap. "I have no idea what the substance was," she explained. Whoever applied the substance, made sure to put it directly underneath the wiper blades of the car without opening the vehicle. Danitra concluded by saying that she hoped that her video "reached the audience it needed to reach."



 

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