Ashley Hardacre posted a warning message on Facebook after she found a shirt wrapped around her windshield wiper.

A Michigan teenager is warning people about a possible kidnapping tactic after finding a checkered shirt wrapped around her windshield wiper, and her creepy situation in the parking lot of her job.

Nineteen year old Ashley Hardacre issued her warning to the world on Facebook after leaving work late one night to find a dark blue men’s shirt wrapped around the windshield wiper on her car.  She didn’t notice it until she was already inside her car. Apparently a kidnapper may have been waiting in a nearby car for her to get out and try to remove it.

Ashley Hardacre says that she had worked the closing shift at a mall in Flint and when she got inside her vehicle she spotted a blue flannel shirt on her windshield.

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Ashley Hardacre posted a warning message on Facebook after she found a shirt wrapped around her windshield wiper.

February 16 at 10:08pm ·

As some of you know I work at a store in the Mall out in flint. I worked a closing shift tonight so me and the girls I work with always walk out together to make sure we are safe in the parking lot. I got to my car and locked the doors behind me immediately as I always do and noticed that there was a blue flannel shirt on my windshield. There were two cars near me and one was running so I immediately felt uneasy and knew I couldn’t get out to get it off. At first I thought maybe someone had just thrown it on my car for some odd reason. I used my windshield wipers to try to get them off but the shirt was completely wrapped around my wiper blade. I had seen posts lately about people finding things under their windshield wipers in the Burton/Flint area as an attempt to get girls out of their cars and distracted. Luckily I knew better than to remove the shirt with cars around me so I drove over to a place where I was safe and quickly rolled down my window and got the shirt off. I don’t know why the shirt was on my car but it had to have been intentional the way it was put on there. I really can’t think of another reason as to why someone would put it on my car. Tomorrow I am informing security of the situation and making them walk me to my car from now on. It definitely frightened me a little bit 😥 I’m so glad my parents had informed me that it was happening in our area, I just never thought it would potentially happen to my car.

According to Richmond Hill Sheriff Andrew Hill, these incidents are on the rise: “We have been investigating the same thing here that has ended up with 9 rapes and the last two have went on to be homicides. Please be careful out there.”