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Driver pranked with note in Wal-Mart parking lot

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Imagine finding a note taped to your car telling you that someone hit your parked vehicle, but when you check your car, you can't find any damage.

A driver who didn't want to be named carefully examined every inch of her car before eventually realizing she had been pranked, and she's not the only one out there.

"I looked around the vehicle, but I did not see any damage, so I went back inside to get the security guys to look at the video take to see if someone actually had hit her car," said the driver.

She said it all happened on Sunday in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Montgomery Cross Road, but when she didn't see any damage, she thought she was in danger.

"We're always warned that someone might steal our purse, steal our car, so I just went back inside after that," she said.

In fact, after calling police and reviewing security video, she realized she had been pranked, and the prankster was actually still inside and admitted to what he did.

"It's frustrating because this person does this a lot, and he admitted to the police that he does it a lot," said the driver.

The purpose of the prank is to videotape the drivers' reaction and put it on YouTube, and this isn't the first time the prank has been pulled. YouTube is filled with videos of this prank, with a variety of pranksters waiting to capture the driver's reaction.

But what's even more maddening is there's not much you can do about it.

"They just hide behind the tinted windows of their SUV and they record your reaction, and to know that you cannot do anything about it because it's on private property and there's no damage is frustrating," she said.

In other words, it's not necessarily criminal, and this driver couldn't file a police report because there was no actual damage to her car, but she's speaking out hoping that she can ruin the punchline in case the prankster decides to play this not-so-funny joke again.

"Because to know that someone could be sitting in their car, videotaping you and watching you is kind of a violation of my personal privacy when I'm in my vehicle."

The driver said she tried confronting the prankster in the store, but he started recording her.

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Imagine finding a note taped to your car telling you that someone hit your parked vehicle, but when you check your car, you can't find any damage.

A driver who didn't want to be named carefully examined every inch of her car before eventually realizing she had been pranked, and she's not the only one out there.

"I looked around the vehicle, but I did not see any damage, so I went back inside to get the security guys to look at the video take to see if someone actually had hit her car," said the driver.

She said it all happened on Sunday in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Montgomery Cross Road, but when she didn't see any damage, she thought she was in danger.

"We're always warned that someone might steal our purse, steal our car, so I just went back inside after that," she said.

In fact, after calling police and reviewing security video, she realized she had been pranked, and the prankster was actually still inside and admitted to what he did.

"It's frustrating because this person does this a lot, and he admitted to the police that he does it a lot," said the driver.

The purpose of the prank is to videotape the drivers' reaction and put it on YouTube, and this isn't the first time the prank has been pulled. YouTube is filled with videos of this prank, with a variety of pranksters waiting to capture the driver's reaction.

But what's even more maddening is there's not much you can do about it.

"They just hide behind the tinted windows of their SUV and they record your reaction, and to know that you cannot do anything about it because it's on private property and there's no damage is frustrating," she said.

In other words, it's not necessarily criminal, and this driver couldn't file a police report because there was no actual damage to her car, but she's speaking out hoping that she can ruin the punchline in case the prankster decides to play this not-so-funny joke again.

"Because to know that someone could be sitting in their car, videotaping you and watching you is kind of a violation of my personal privacy when I'm in my vehicle."

The driver said she tried confronting the prankster in the store, but he started recording her.

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