Girlfriend uses Twitter to save boyfriend from carjackers
Following a number of re-tweets her request went viral and private security companies in conjunction with Riga Rescue (a volunteer-run emergency service) helped pinpoint the location of the car.
According to The West Australian there were 10,600 carjackings in South Africa last year, down from a high of 14,900 in 2008.
We’re not sure if this example shows the power of twitter in a crisis or the state of South African emergency services. Either way it seems like a good idea to keep your mobile phone charged and at the ready when driving in South Africa. You just never know when you might need to tweet…
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