Woman issues terrifying warning after finding abandoned stroller on the side of the road
- Woman says ‘don’t stop to help’ if you see an abandoned stroller
- He claims it’s a trap and will end in a robbery
One woman urged kind-hearted strangers not to stop if they see a baby, or evidence of one, “abandoned on the side of the road.”
In the warning, the concerned mother posted a photo of a stroller parked by the side of a road, next to some bushes.
“If you see a stroller, car seat, or any kind of baby situation alone in the middle of nowhere, please, I repeat, don’t go outside. Take care,” the mother wrote.
And people were quick to agree.
‘Yes, people are on the lookout, at best they rob you, at worst they beat you too,’ said one.
“Families are fighting, some of them will use the children as bait.”
A woman has warned people not to stop if they see abandoned prams on the roadside
The ‘abandoned baby’ is a tactic used by waiting thieves to ambush friendly strangers who might stop by to check out a stroller.
This is not the first time warnings like this have been issued.
But the latest post has gone viral with people all over the world commenting on the cruel ‘bait’.
And people were glad they saw it.
“OMG I’d get out of the car so fast to check it out, thanks for the warning,” said one mother.
“This is so cruel because they are targeting the best of us,” said another.
“I would just call the police to have it checked out. It sounds hard, but it’s not worth it.
Others laughed at the post.
“This stroller was probably abandoned by my husband, who after two years still doesn’t know how to fold it for the trunk,” said one mother.
A mother had to throw it away because her young son wanted to walk but didn’t want her to push the groceries in the empty stroller. She’ll come back for it later.
Similar scams include the ‘dead man’ and the screaming woman.
“I stopped to help a man who passed out on the side of the road once, the police officer yelled at me and said it’s often a scam and as a single woman I should be more careful,” said an Australian woman.
She says that it is better to call the police, since it could be a trap.
I’ve heard of it! people pretend to be hurt and then steal your car,’ said another.
Others said that women do it too.
I have heard of women screaming for help only to do the same. Just call the police and move on,” added a woman from the US.
The warning post was shared 23,000 times and attracted thousands of comments.