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A South African woman was tricked into handing her keys over to a car thief in Center City, Philadelphia, according to NBC10. Madeline Vaneck, who is in the U.S. on business, said a man posing as a valet handed her a ticket when she entered the parking garage. She handed him her keys and he took off with her 2013 Toyota RAV4.

"It all happened so fast," Vaneck told NBC10. "I was intimidated."

Police say this is the second such incident of a car being stolen by false attendants at area parking structures this week. The other theft involved an elderly woman's 2007 Toyota Camry.


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      • 2 Years Ago
      I have not used valet parking in years and do not intend to start it again. Be smart
      lacabrera
      • 2 Years Ago
      Our city of brotherly love ,second to Chicago in crimes of ALL kinds ,at least this is better than carjacking with the same results ,wonder if they got something nice to say about Camden ?
      magoo49
      • 2 Years Ago
      a second remote worn around your neck would work great at this point. the police come and they say WHERE IS YOUR CAR THAT WAS JUST STOLEN? you hit the other remote while coughing ,and the sky lites up from the 2 lbs of c 4 which was under the drivers seat. this system could be put on a time delay ,minutes hours or days ,beats ON,STAR .we have insurance and one or two less theives ......................just my thought
        crimepup
        • 2 Years Ago
        @magoo49
        And any innocent bystanders that happen to be near the car...idiot.
      michael_smith110
      • 2 Years Ago
      That not new i did it when i was 16 i am 32
      • 2 Years Ago
      perfect for PA- they gave us Sandusky, child prisons and now advanced car thiefs101.
      lxixwithu
      • 2 Years Ago
      What a great idea! Why didn't I think of that?
      adika3z
      • 2 Years Ago
      stupid, come on let FREE parking alot anywhere, no no need to pay parking lot fee and valet, forget it about valet service, let FREE parking lot, who did it, the all city halls, federals, governments did that,
      John Switzer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Every thing old is new again.
      maradebe
      • 2 Years Ago
      You only get hijacked in SOUTH AFRICA, Ma'am. Only the Blacks in South Africa hijack white people's cars, not the blacks in Philadelphia.
      Hank Kerchef
      • 2 Years Ago
      Take a car and rub the inside with all kinds of legal Toxins from plants that cause skin rash's and break outs and leave the car for the thieves. wait and see who goes to the local hospitals.
      • 2 Years Ago
      HEY TELL OBAMY TO LET EVERYONE OUT OF JAIL ,NOT JUST THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS THAT "BROKE" INTO AMERICA THAT NEED TO BE DEPORTED TODAY ~~IMPEACH N REMOVE OBAMY OUT OF OUR WHITE HOUSE IN HANDCUFFS. !
        jijjhnsn
        • 2 Years Ago
        Learn to spell hicky.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jijjhnsn
          YOUR FREE RIDE IS OVER ,GO BACK TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY OR WE COME N DEPORT YOU >>SPELL THAT. ! SIGN IN ALL AMERICAN AIRPORTS>>SPEAK AMERICAN ENGLISH OR GET THE "HELL" OUT . !
        nam2205
        • 2 Years Ago
        There are so many reasons why he should be impeached, but they will never impeach him because of his protective coating.
          muellerted
          • 2 Years Ago
          @nam2205
          Which protective coating ? The black one or the white one ????? Black Daddy, White Mommy !!
      smp276dp
      • 2 Years Ago
      Get a car no one wants problem solved hahaha
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