Here is a carjacking and abduction caught on a security camera located at a drive-in ATM in Arlington, TX. We thought it would be useful to break down the events as they took place to see if there were any measures the victim could have taken to either prevent the crime or to escape. This is timely, because we posted an article titled Carjacking and Concealed Carry yesterday. After watching the video, I came up with the observations below. If you have any other suggestions or a different take on the situation, please comment below. The security camera footage is of excellent quality and gives us an opportunity to analyze the situation and plan accordingly.
It is not the first time I have posted about ATMs and how people seem oblivious at the dangers they may face. Wee, here you have a video to drive the point home.
The article has great points to follow, but I just want to say this: Use the frigging ATM to get cash and keep going. If you need to check your balance, apply for a loan or whatever is you think you can achieve at an ATM, do it from inside the bank or at home from your computer or smart phone. I have seen people balancing the damned checkbooks at an ATM after a deposit…and don’t get me started on the people who need to check the balance 37 times in a row because the machine says they don’t have sufficient funds. And they even cuss at the machine.
It is like the ATM suck the common sense after they input the PIN.