Why stick with seven deadly sins when there are so many things we could get up to? Life is just too busy to stick with such a small number. Seven is just so last year. Over the coming month as part of the A-Z blogging challenge, I am going to bring the list up to date with my suggested 26 modern deadly sins. Fess up if these are something you do.
C is for carjacking. I hope you don’t fess up to this one. It is really nasty. It is a robbery in which the item taken is a motor vehicle but it is not auto theft. People get hurt. People get killed.
It is a fairly new phenomenon, with the term first used in 1991 when a 22 year old was killed when she refused to give up her car. It was a Suzuki if that makes any difference.
South Africa tops the league for carjacking. They even have signs by the road in the worst places. There were over sixteen thousand incidents last year. The vast majority of carjackers are male and carry a weapon, with the gun being the primary choice. As many as seventeen percent of people who are victims of carjacking are injured. It is a nasty business. I hope it never happens to you.
When searching for carjacking don’t get confused with car-jacking which is the act of lifting a vehicle up, usually to change its tyres. This is perfectly legal, assuming you have permission.
Though shall not steal, including carjacking.