A woman is encouraging people to always lock their car doors as soon as they get in after sharing a harrowing story to TikTok.
The woman, who goes by the username Esor, said in a recent video that she was leaving for work one morning last week when she noticed another car pull up right behind her.
As she put her seatbelt on, she noticed the driver behind her was a woman.
"A man approaches her car, and they both put on masks, so I assume it's a Lyft or an Uber or something so I decided I'll just wait for them to pick up and leave so I can get out of my spot easier," Esor explained.
She then saw the man walk away from the other woman's car and deduced she wasn't a ride-share driver.
"The woman starts driving away but she's stopped suddenly, directly next to my car, starts honking furiously and pointing at me, and I'm super confused," she explained.
"I don't know what's going on.
"Then finally I turn around behind me, the same man is pulling out my car door trying to get inside my car."
Warning to lock car doors goes viral on TikTok
Esor ended the TikTok video by thanking the woman for alerting her to the man trying to get in her car, as "things could have been so much worse".
The footage has been viewed over 841,000 times since it was uploaded last week.
Viewers empathised with Esor, saying they were glad she was okay.
For others, the video served as a reminder to lock their cars as soon as they get inside.
"It's easy to get distracted when inside your car," one person commented.
"You won't hear it until it's too late. I never lock my door but I will now. Scary!"
"Thank you for sharing your story, and I hope other people hear this and take your advice," another person said.
"I'm so sorry you had to go through this."
One person questioned how Esor could not hear the man trying to get into her vehicle.
Another person offered a few reasons as to why she might have been oblivious to it.
"Music playing, thinking what to cook, school, life," they said.
"You certainly don't think about some stranger sneaking into your car."
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