Friday, September 26, 2008

Scary Scenario

It was a red-light. Like everyone else, the lady driver was waiting.

Suddenly, two guys jumped into her car. Within seconds, she was forced out, half-screaming, fully-crying. The guys took off with the car.

I actually saw this happen in Penang one time. It's also happen to some friends of mine and once almost hit my late dad-in-law.

Pray you'll never have to do this, but if some dude(s) jump into the car, intending to drive it away minus you, and you're alone (it's unlikely anything will happen if you're with someone), there's one quick strategy you may try (if you can still think clearly): Throw the keys away.
Preferably into a drain.

4 comments:

Derek L. said...

...and risk them kicking your ass? Hmm...

Alwyn said...

note that for most of these guys, the plan was just to steal the car. it's not *very* likely they'll spend (getaway) time whacking you up (though obviously we can't rule that out).

which leads to another option: when dudes like these come in, we should throw the keys and scram fast and far. in fact, running away is what they WANTED you to do originally!

fishtail said...

Let's hope those dudes don't want the driver as well. Remember what happened to Oi Han? Taking the driver along means an extra Rm2000 from the nearest ATM.

Alwyn said...

in that case, then scramming is the only option...other than keeping one's doors locked at all times...