Note a woman left on her car to potential thieves sparks backlash in Australia
Read the very honest note a woman left on her car to potential thieves that has angered hundreds of Australians
- Woman leaves bizarre note to car thieves
- She begged robbers to ‘leave my car alone’
A woman has begged thieves to think twice before breaking into her car and instead steal from someone who ‘looks like they can afford it’.
The car owner stuck a large handwritten sign in her driver’s seat window in a bizarre attempt to discourage thieves from robbing her.
A photo of the note, was shared on the Facebook page WA Incident alets.
She explained in her impassioned plea that a string of break-ins had left her in debt and that she couldn’t afford another robbery.
‘Please leave my car alone,’ the note read.
‘There is nothing worth value here. I’m already in debt from break ins where nothing was stolen. If you want to steal, look for a car that looks like it can afford it.
‘PLEASE and hopefully thank you.’
Western Australians were quick to share their thoughts on the note.
One said: ‘Lost me at “If you want to steal, look for a car that looks like they can afford it”.
A second added: ‘They steal because they can and mostly without fear of any repercussions. Most of what they steal will be dumped so it’s not out of need or want.’
A third declared: ‘I would break in just to take that note. It’s the principal.’
Another wrote: ‘Not sure telling them to break into someone else’s car is good CARma.
‘I get that you are pretty annoyed and I don’t blame you, however you have alot of growing up to do encouraging them to break into better cars, a fourth said.
‘You haven’t lived long enough to realise that most of us have worked extremely hard to have better cars and most of us don’t even own them we are paying them off.
‘Unfortunately I do this every time I go to The Empire in Burswood for a night out, since my car was victim too,’ one woman said.
Another commented: ‘First night in Hedland last week, passenger window smashed in. Welcome to Hedland.’
Georgia, from Port Hedland in Western Australia, stuck a large handwritten sign in her driver’s seat window in a bizarre attempt to deter robbers in the area
Another woman said she had thought about leaving thieves a ‘thank you’ note.
‘We keep having our cars broken into but nothing taken, even when there were expensive items in the car,’ she said.
‘We wrote a thank you note and left $10.. But then realised that was a bad idea and would only inviting more trouble. So we took it back out again.’
Many reminisced on the days when cars would be left unlocked and untouched.
‘My mum just used to leave the car unlocked when she lived in Hedland,’ one said.
Another commented: ‘Growing up in Hedland, my dad would just leave the windows open and ashtray out.’