A 22-year-old woman with a felony car theft charge reveals genius tips for protecting your car from thieves — from using stickers to deter criminals to the safest place to park your car.
- Alana Flynn, a 22-year-old woman from Oregon, has a grand felony for auto theft
- She’s revealed her top tips for deterring thieves from stealing your car
- The 22-year-old said you have to park close to the windows and get the steering wheel locked
A woman in a grand felony auto theft has revealed sage tips for preventing your car from being stolen, including where to park and how to decorate your car.
Alana Flynnfrom Oregon, frequently shares videos about her journey to recovery after reaching over a year of substance abuse.
Looking at her TikTok account, the 22-year-old decided to use her past to help warn others who could be potential targets for hiding thieves.
In a viral clip, which has more than 590,000 views at the time of writing, the creator — who has an existing record for a grand auto theft — breaks down how you can stop thieves from stealing your car.
Alana Flynn, of Oregon, has a major felony theft auto and she’s uncovered her head to prevent your car from being stolen
The 22-year-old frequently shares videos about her journey to recovery after going through over a year of drug abuse.
She took to TikTok, and decided to use her past to help warn others who hidden thieves could target. I suggested viewers to buy a steering wheel lock (pictured)
Keep the lurking thieves away! Top criminal tips to protect your car
- Park by the windows
- Get the steering wheel locked
- Keep posters that turn people away, like the one that says “You’re on camera”
- Do not keep anything of value in your car
Her first tip is to park by windows or anywhere your car can be seen easily.
“Park near the windows,” she explained, “park your car somewhere that’s within sight of the windows, in places where they can see you.”
Alana’s second and most important tip is to get the steering wheel locked.
She shows her own, and explains that no one will “take the time” to say goodbye.
Alana then eased the minds of luxury car owners, pointing out that most car thieves were looking for older models.
“I don’t give a f*** how pretty you think your car is, they don’t want pretty cars,” she said.
They want those made at least 14-15 years old. They want the ones that aren’t high-tech, that they can easily steal, have easy access to, and all that other stuff.
The 22-year-old revealed that most thieves don’t even want to think about dealing with cars that have a lot of tools, so they stay away from it.
She added that any car made before 2009 was more likely to be stolen.
Then Alana said you should keep stickers on your car that would deter thieves.
Put stickers in your car or things that will prevent anyone from taking it. “You on camera is a good idea,” she said, or “this car has a high-tech alarm system that will make the person trying to steal your car paranoid.”
Alana said that you should always stand near the windows and then calm the minds of those who own luxury cars, noting that most car thieves were looking for older models.
Viewers took to the comments section to thank her for her tips, while others shared their own tips for keeping thieves at bay
Finally, she asked viewers not to keep anything of value in their cars.
Don’t leave valuables in your car. I really wouldn’t leave anything in your car, I’ll take everything out when you get out.
Viewers took to the comments section to thank her for her tips, while others shared their own tips for keeping thieves at bay.
One person wrote: ‘You get a dash cam. Then the security system sticker. If they break it after you at least have proof of it happening saved online.
Another added, “This is the safest criminal ever.”
A third user said: That’s right. Hotel I work 13 cars that have been broken into, all older models due to no car alarm or it not working. There was not a single alarm sound.
I cast an air sign in mine, even if they get pressured, there is an air sign in them that I wouldn’t expect them to seek out. Another person added: I’ll let this paranoia run its course.