Remember… Lock your Car Doors on Journeys

One of my closest female friends had quite a scare recently and she felt, that it needed sharing with others, so hopefully they could avoid this horrid situation themselves. After reading her message, I asked if I could post it on my blog site and she wonderfully agreed:

On Sunday morning, at around 2am I was driving home from a friend’s house. I stopped at traffic lights, only a taxi in front of me. Four kids walked around the corner and before I knew it, they were trying to get into my car. The one who approached my driver’s door, had a knife in his hand. Fortunately, moments (and I mean seconds) before this, I realised I hadn’t locked my doors as I usually do and I put on the central locking. I dread to think what would have happened had I not done this. At the very least, they would have taken my bag, possibly chucked me out of the car. But the worst case scenario doesn’t really bear thinking about. As it happened, when they realised the door was locked, they swore and shouted a bit, then incredibly casually walked away down the road.

We hear about this sort of thing happening and maybe all should take a little more care when traveling around. I know it was in Coventry, I know it was in the early hours, but it really could happen at any time, anywhere. I wanted to send everyone a message because when you hear the story from someone ‘first hand’ I think it makes you take it a little more seriously.


I am very happy to know she is OK and I am very proud of her for sharing this with everyone, so they can learn from this experience.

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.