By hitchhiked - United States
Today, I picked up a hitchhiker. He was well dressed, and seemed trustworthy. As soon as he got in, he pulled out a gun and stole my wallet and car. All of this occurred in front of a sign warning against picking up hitchhikers. FML
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  Nosrebor  |  8

Yeah, I agree they were trying to be nice, but there is a difference between being nice and being just plain foolish. Don't judge a book by it's cover.

  Kyzahhh  |  7

Obviously OP doesn't watch horror films much you NEVER pick up a hitch hiker... Unless it's pouring rain, you drive 3 miles feel guilty and turn around

  soccerguy2  |  11

now we cant assume maybe the hitchhiker just took it too get it pimped out for op and is going to give it back. we don't what his motives were. he might bring it back tomorrow with it being worth a lot of money.

  Keyman1212  |  14

I don't know about Californian law, but in Texas, when there is a road sign like that, it's there because it's right next to a prison. You're lucky that guy didn't just car jack you or kill you.

  Itinerant  |  3

Eh, it's not nearly as dangerous as people think. Problems are rare, the real problem is that you only hear about the times when things go wrong, unless you actually hitch or frequently host couchsurfers. I feel bad for the OP, though. It really stinks that you got one of the few bad apples.

Source: 20,000 miles hitched, over 200 rides, 39 states, and 2 countries. As a well dressed hitchhiker ;)

  ImaginaryFoe  |  0

I drove by one in the rain once and I felt awful. I circled back and tossed him my umbrella. Sorry truth is there are too many baddies in the world for me to risk my life just to shorten your walk.

OP, you should've known better. You are very lucky you didn't lose anything irreplaceable and weren't injured.

  murdersquirrel  |  15

A woman once came up to me when I was still in my car and had just gotten home from work asking for a ride. She had 2 blocks to go but told me she had blisters on her feet. I didn't do it, too risky. Total stranger at night in the city asking for a ride 2 blocks away? Not gonna do it.


Good advice just remember to not trust ANY strangers EVER & pray to god it wasn't just a toy water gun that he just robbed you with, (that really happened to me once, in Chicago)