Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th April 2005, 20:29   #31
BHPian
 
aveek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 292
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

I was just thinking... how does a mchanic suddenly appear... I mean, wouldn't one find that a bit strange...
I guess the only way that one turns up is if someone from one of the stalled cars calls them... someone who is in with the racket... so taht when they turn up, they can say that "this man called for help on is car, but we'll also help you". they 'charge' him, and you, and everyone goes away... and they've made their money...
I like criminal investigation
aveek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2006, 16:47   #32
BHPian
 
garvit2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Jaipur
Posts: 241
Thanked: Once
Default something fishy

i live in jaipur . this city has a lot of rural migrators . i was going to the walled city on JLN Marg(6lane) . i stopped at a signal at birla temple and what i found was a lady basically from a rural part of the state knocking my window . i cudnt hear ne thing due to loud music and then i realised that she was pointing out another lady on the divider probably carrying a child . the signal changed and i moved from there. the next day i went from that road to some other place and what i found the same couple of ladies there tryin to get some money from ppl . i knew tht something was fishy but again i moved on .the next day when i read the local news it had a story of the same ladies who used to get lift from ppl to the hospital then in the car they tear their clothes and accuse the driver for raping her and take some money frm the driver and went on to do the same with other ppl . after this incident i dont give lift to neone and i even dont bother to look any of these ppl on the road .i just head for the place where i have to go.
garvit2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2006, 17:09   #33
Senior - BHPian
 
BUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,130
Thanked: 10 Times
Default

Here is a bit of advice : NEVER EVER GIVE LIFT TO ANYONE! Even if its a beautiful girl. Todays world is no more trustworthy. Robbery has become rampant.

You never know who that person is what he is having. Lately there have been a few cases on the expressway when a person asking for directions, robbed a car and left them on the highway. Also happened with a biker, who was tied and the thieves fled away with his bike.
BUSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2006, 17:53   #34
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,054
Thanked: 10 Times
Default

What a shame that even if we want to help someone, we cannot, because we can't be sure if it's a geniune case, or someone out to scam us or worse. People like that should be shot for destroying decency and trust.
Boom Shiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2006, 20:14   #35
BHPian
 
sbasak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: CCU-LTN
Posts: 607
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

Unfortunately these types of incidents are quite common. Few years back, similar scandal happened inside some cinema halls too. They used to target lone males in the hall, during the show they **** clothes and demanded Rs 500 - unless one gives, they threatened to shout..!!! Often they are patronized by local police & political leaders - b*********!

NEVER OFFER LIFT TO ANY UNKNOWN PERSON

Last edited by sbasak : 24th March 2006 at 20:16.
sbasak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2006, 20:29   #36
aZa
Senior - BHPian
 
aZa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Noida / Delhi
Posts: 1,595
Thanked: 17 Times
Default

garvit u just saved urself from being called a rapist lol omg !! once i was going to meet my girlfriend and i was at Moolchand redlight (infront of macademia kids corner) going towards south ex in delhi. I was fiddling with my system as it was a traffic light then i heard a knock on my window and what i cud make out from the corner of my eye was this Fair lookin "babe" sorts so i lowered my window and turned at the same time and to my shock it was a Gay guy or mebbe a enuch (??) lol smartly dressed in tight jeans and pink top lol that person said in english "lift??" with the thumbs up lol i was like oh NO ... OH HELL NO lol thank god the traffic light went green and i rushed out

wuz scaryyy in a way embarresing too
aZa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2006, 20:31   #37
Senior - BHPian
 
devarshi84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ahmedabad - Tor
Posts: 3,996
Thanked: 118 Times
Default

have you not seen the movie road??


Axually such incidents affect those people who sometimes really need help.


I let my intuitions work and (touchwood) never felt for such traps.
devarshi84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2006, 20:46   #38
Senior - BHPian
 
aniguchisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 2,022
Thanked: 111 Times
Default

Devastatingly shocking. I throw them out of my car, run them over, and run back over to make sure. I kid, but still, it's pathetic, the state of our country.
aniguchisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2006, 15:11   #39
BHPian
 
garvit2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Jaipur
Posts: 241
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BUSA
Here is a bit of advice : NEVER EVER GIVE LIFT TO ANYONE! Even if its a beautiful girl. Todays world is no more trustworthy. Robbery has become rampant.

You never know who that person is what he is having. Lately there have been a few cases on the expressway when a person asking for directions, robbed a car and left them on the highway. Also happened with a biker, who was tied and the thieves fled away with his bike.

u have to assess the person with your mind . i think i must help ppl when they need help genuinely .
garvit2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2006, 15:13   #40
BHPian
 
garvit2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Jaipur
Posts: 241
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by devarshi84
have you not seen the movie road??


Axually such incidents affect those people who sometimes really need help.


I let my intuitions work and (touchwood) never felt for such traps.
movies are movies but real life is much more different than them . but still i agree with you its all the work of intutions
garvit2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2006, 15:21   #41
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 218
Thanked: 19 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BUSA
Here is a bit of advice : NEVER EVER GIVE LIFT TO ANYONE! Even if its a beautiful girl.
Man that will be tough...I mean turning down a babe would be kinda hard...you know it would be kinda that new Tata Indica Xeta ad...where the babe might be seeking a genuine lift and we just run away..she might think what a nerd I am..LOL
mykal shoemaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th April 2006, 23:28   #42
BHPian
 
jango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New York & kotayam
Posts: 798
Thanked: 19 Times
Default

vooh ... something new that am hearing .. heard of jobless guys flicking 2 wheelers but never a 4 wheeler
jango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th April 2006, 11:27   #43
BHPian
 
anarchist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chicago / Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 371
Thanked: Once
Default

My brothers mobile got stolen at the Signal, his wife was using the phone, she finished the call and placed it on the dash in front of her, immediately there was this guy who rushes, puts his hand through the window on her side takes the mobile and runs away, he was out of sight before my bro and his wife could react to it.. This happend on the Sankey Tank Signal in Bangalore. So guys be wary of such things happening in Bangalore as well. Roll up your windows atleast when your are at a signal and lock the doors while you are in the car...
anarchist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th April 2006, 11:31   #44
Senior - BHPian
 
speedsatya's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: bangalore/manga
Posts: 3,162
Thanked: 706 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anarchist
My brothers mobile got stolen at the Signal, his wife was using the phone, she finished the call and placed it on the dash in front of her, immediately there was this guy who rushes, puts his hand through the window on her side takes the mobile and runs away, he was out of sight before my bro and his wife could react to it.. This happend on the Sankey Tank Signal in Bangalore. So guys be wary of such things happening in Bangalore as well. Roll up your windows atleast when your are at a signal and lock the doors while you are in the car...

similar thing happened to me ..i was talking on my cell and when i reached this IOC petrol pump on old madras rd near BDA ...i just kept it on my LHS front seat so that i cud take out my card ....my LHS window was only half open ...when i turn back to pick up my cell ..its missing !!!!!!!1 when i call up my number immediately ...its already switched off ...


all this never happened in mumbai
speedsatya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2006, 11:59   #45
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Singapore
Posts: 262
Thanked: Once
Default

Bangalore folks: There is an established industry here of stealing mobiles at traffic lights from cars with open windows.. I know 3 people who had their mobiles stolen like this at Forum signal when they were on the way to meet me !!! On different days.. Typically these thieves are on bikes, on your left hand and do their job when they have a clear line of escape in front of them.. happens so fast, you cant even note their bike number.. You cant chase them in traffic, you cant even open your doors to get down as there are vehicles within an inch of you..

Always drive with windows up, doors locked, AC on, light music playing..
nitinbhag is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Disturbing behavior by a driver in Bangalore rameshspassion Street Experiences 21 28th May 2010 11:06
Extended Warranty- I smell something fishy high_octane The Indian Car Scene 34 19th December 2009 20:34
2nd TD of VISTA & PUNTO - Quite Disturbing Crimson Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 36 18th July 2009 10:06
Sony VAIO bought on ebay auction, seller smells fishy, what to do? & Craigslist ntomer Gadgets, Computers & Software 25 19th April 2009 13:21


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:10.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks