Tiktok Challenge Causes Rise in Vehicle Thefts
A recent Tiktok challenge has raised concerns among car owners across the country after a string of vehicle thefts.
Law enforcement officials are warning the public about the trend, which involves stealing Hyundai and Kia cars using a USB cable.
While nationwide car thefts are on the rise, law enforcement is also seeing a surge in stolen Hyundai and Kia vehicles.
Christie Scott, a car owner in West Sacramento, was relieved to have her stolen Hyundai recovered by the police.
However, she still cannot drive her car three months later due to a parts shortage caused by a surge in demand for the stolen vehicles.
She plans to take advantage of free upgrades offered by Hyundai and Kia to prevent future thefts.
Law enforcement officials recommend using a steering wheel lock as the best form of protection against car theft.
While the number of incidents has dropped since the Tiktok challenge came out on social media, it continues to be an ongoing problem.
Car owners are urged to take precautions to protect their vehicles from falling victim to this crime trend.