How Displaying These Stickers On Your Car Is Putting Your Family's Safety At Risk
LifeAspire Staff 8/30/2016
Many people use bumper stickers as a way to show their family's accomplishments off to the world. Sports teams, school awards and, of course, those adorable stick figure decals can be spied on cars everywhere.
However, police officials say criminals are using those same adorable stick figures to target families. Sheriff's departments nationwide are warning of the dangers of these bumper stickers and window decals, because families are falling victim to a variety of crimes.
For example, if there is a decal showing that a father is a soldier and the son plays football, a criminal can decipher that if the dad is stationed overseas, mom will be picking up the son from practice and the home will be empty. Officers say that gives a criminal ample time to invade their home.
Even more alarming is that vehicles decked out in decals are actually bait for sexual predators. They are looking for any information about a child and if a vehicle has stick figure families along with a child's name or nickname, the predator now has important information. Shockingly, officers say families are putting their last names on vehicles, too.