Thursday, 24 January 2008

Car Hijack Tactic

Oftentimes you are flooded with spam mail that irritate you no end. I had quite a number that sell products to increase the male libido or to lengthen your manhood. Often this mail come in the guise of the lady's name. After a while I got wise to the strategy and deleted mail from people whom I don't know. But this is just a digression to get you interested. I am just going to post something I have received in my email from a friend warning me of dangers on the road.


The latest tactic used by robbers to stop you while driving and to rob, rape or slash you has come to my attention after a friend of mine was trapped in this situation.

My good friend was driving along Kesas Highway with his wife just after Plaza Tol Puchong towards Kajang last Sunday 23rd December at around 11 pm after attending a dinner function at his relative's house in Bandar Sunway.

Suddenly, a motorbike overtook them and the pillion rider threw 2 eggs towards his car windscreen. Within seconds, his whole windscreen was smeared with the messy broken eggs. His immediate reflex action was to turn on the windscreen wipers which quickly covered the whole surface and blurred his vision.

So he immediately slowed his car and brought it to a halt along the emergency lane. Then he got out of his car and was trying to wipe and wash the windscreen while his wife was seated inside the car. All of a sudden a Proton Satria stopped behind his car and 3 guys came running towards him with Samurai swords screaming at him to surrender his car and wallet.

Apparently, this tactic has been used quite often in the latest string of road side robberies especially with lady drivers or men driving alone or with women and small children. So please, should you encounter such a situation, REMEMBER to make sure:

1) not to turn on your car windscreen wipers.

2) to continue driving, with whatever available vision, to the nearest petrol station, police station,

3) to continue driving to a 7 Eleven store or any other crowded or brightly lit place to attract attention.

Sounds like good advice to me. To be forewarned is to be prepared. It seems like the country is in a state of lawlessness, or are the criminals getting smarter and bolder than before?

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