Regardless of whether this is true or just an urban legend, one father has taking no chances in alerting others to the danger of something they might even miss.
User @boogeyman0302 of TikTok warned people via social media about zip ties he believes to be a threat to his daughter’s safety on her automobile.
The user pointed out that because his daughter works until 3 a.m., she must leave work at a time when danger is frequently rife.
The father narrating the video, which has received millions of views, claims that his daughter has been returning home three mornings in a row with a black plastic zip tie attached to the passenger-side rear door.
He spoke for 42 seconds, saying, “I didn’t know what it was, I just kept cutting it off,”
“This morning, when found it, I went and I asked her, I said, ‘What’s the deal with the zip tie being on your back passenger handle every morning? For the past three mornings, I’ve cut it off.”
He recalled her saying, “She said that ‘Dad, I don’t know what in the world you’re talking about.”
The individual claims that when he spoke with a brother in law enforcement, the latter advised him to stop talking right away.
The man claimed that he had been informed that “sex traffickers and people that basically steal … vulnerable women put them on a car somewhere where it’s not easily noticeable for them. But other people who actually do the stealing know exactly what that means.” he said.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
In short, he said, the zip tie alerts anyone who wants to kidnap a woman that the person in the car is vulnerable.
As noted by the New York Post, allegations that zip ties on a car have a sinister purpose go back to at least 2018, when police in San Angelo, Texas, responded to a spate of posts on social media about zip ties.
In that statement, police said there were no documented instances of zip ties used as a signal for human traffickers.
The Polaris Project, which fights human trafficking, noted that caution concerning strangers is not wrong, but said the reality of sex trafficking is often different than preconceptions. CONTINUE READING…