A warning from an Oklahoma City woman: Do your homework before hiring someone you find on social media to work on your car!
As a precaution, she didn’t want to show her face or reveal her name, but she did want her voice to be heard.
“It doesn’t really matter how trusting you are of others because no everyone has a good heart,” she said.
As an in-home child care provider, it’s difficult for her to leave her house during the day, let alone leave it to get her car washed. So, she turned to social media and that’s where she found him.
“You know, I wasn’t expecting top notch detailing but I’m stuck at home and the price was good,” she said.
Scrolling through his posts, it appeared that he had lots of experience so she called him up. Of course, when he arrived, she took all necessary precautions. She parked her vehicle in the driveway. Closed the garage door and took the keys out of the ignition.
“I do carry, so I removed my pistol,” she said.
She told him to text or call her when he was finished and she went inside.
“I left him to do his thing, and when it was a done deal, I paid him. I even paid him more than he had asked because I was impressed with his desire to make his money by working hard,” she said.
It wasn’t the best job, she said, but it was done.
Later that night while running errands, she noticed that things were missing.
“I opened the center console and everything was gone,” she said.
When she returned home, she played back security camera footage taken earlier in the day, and that’s when she saw it.
“He had this Walmart bag in his hand and he was going door to door removing trash and putting it in the bag. Then, you can see him go through the center console and remove all this stuff. He puts it in the Walmart bag and then from the Walmart bag, he puts it in his own personal bag," she said.
She immediately call police and filed a report. The suspect has been identified but hasn't been arrested yet.