If the valet seems odd, don't give him the key.

If the valet seems odd, don't give him the key.

It doesn't happen often, but sometimes a criminal will trick a person into handing over their car key. They pretend to be real valet workers. It's such a brazen thing that usually the victim just goes along with it, believing that everything is fine.

When it is time to get the car back, that's when they realize they got conned. 

Here is the protocol I suggest you follow when suddenly being in a mandatory valet parking situation... 

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Caught on camera: Just another valet, pillaging the contents of a customer's car.

Caught on camera: Just another valet, pillaging the contents of a customer's car.

A lot of valet workers consider themselves to be unfairly paid. This is how some of them justify stealing from their customers' cars. They feel they DESERVE IT.

Others steal because they simply believe they can get away with it. And it is a way to make extra cash.

Even if they are trustworthy, it's always possible they will forget to roll-up a window or ensure that all doors are locked. And then a passerby finds that an opportunity to plunder exists.

The video in this article catches a lying, stealing valet in the act, and then the confrontation with a news reporter that follows...

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Managers AWOL as London Stansted Airport's "meet & greet" valet parking service victimizes large numbers of customers with epic meltdown.

How would you like to wait 5½ hours for a valet worker to get your car? That's what one Twitter user posted about her experience at a London airport's valet parking service. She and "hundreds" of others experienced one of the great valet parking fiascos of 2016 this past weekend...

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