A Sydney woman has taken to TikTok to recount a scary incident where a man tried to lure her out of her car while she was driving home one night.
Alyssa Gray, 33, was driving home in the Rozelle / Balmain area on Saturday March 13 at around 10pm when she reached a set of lights and the man in the car beside her started talking to her. Alyssa’s partner was sitting behind her but because she had her surfboard in the car, he was not clearly visible to other drivers.
The guy to the left of her called out from his car and told her that she had left her phone on her roof. She knew she hadn’t as her phone was in the car with her so she refused to get out of the car, despite the other guy pressuring her to do so.
As the guy continued to insist that she pull over, her partner winded down his window and the guy in the other car became “taken aback” as he must’ve assumed that she was on her own. At that point, the guy sped off.
“At first I was very confused because it happened so fast and then as I thought it over I started to become more and more uncomfortable with the whole situation,” TikTok user Alyssa told PEDESTRIAN.TV.
“A man thinking I’m alone and trying to get me out of my car at night is disturbing. So I now am very cautious when I go places alone whereas I wasn’t like that before.”
Alyssa said that “95%” of responses “have been really positive.”
“A large amount of women and young girls have even said they would’ve pulled over or stepped out of their car and looked for their phone,” she said. “And for that reason I am so happy I posted it.”
She said she’s also had people on TikTok “flat out calling me a liar, saying I was doing it for likes or that it is a joke or a prank,” adding that she “found these responses concerning.”
She concluded by saying that she’s happy she posted about the incident on TikTok so as to protect other women while driving.
Alyssa has reported the incident to the police.
Matty Galea is the Entertainment Editor at Pedestrian who also dabbles in woo-woo stuff like astrology and crystals and has been penning horoscopes since the start of his career. He also Tweets about pop culture and astrology and posts spicy content on Instagram.