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Close call: Perth woman warns motorists after attempted carjacking

“I thought he was going to just continue walking on the side of the road but he came up beside my car and stopped walking before he tried to open my driver’s car door.

“I panicked and at the time forgot my doors automatically locked so I was frantically reaching for the button. Thank goodness in my panic I didn’t accidently unlock the door.

“I don’t know what he would have done.”

Ms Foster said the ordeal only lasted a few minutes and when she was able to compose herself she managed to drive off, taking the long way home so he didn’t find out where she lived.

“I was in shock, I was in disbelief, I couldn’t believe this man had tried to open my car door,” she said.

“I watch too many crime stories so it’s always in the back of my mind to be aware while walking or driving, especially alone at night.”

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Ms Foster said the incident scared her and was thankful nothing sinister happened, but shuddered to think what could have happened had the man been able to open her door.

The Spearwood resident said she wanted to use her experience to warn other motorists to remain vigilant and keep their car doors locked at all times, especially if they didn’t have an automatic locking system.

“Always be aware too while driving because had I not seen the man, especially because it was dark, I could have hit him,” she said.

Ms Foster reported the incident to police and described the man as about 5 foot, 7 inches tall, between 30 to 40 years old and was only wearing a light-coloured pair of shorts.

He had dark hair, tanned skin and tattoos on his stomach and arms.

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