Tweeting can be an addictive past time, it can be used to break news, update your followers about what you’re doing, and it could also be used to help save a carjacking victim. According to IOL news, a man got carjacked and when the carjackers stashed him in the trunk of his own car, they did not realize that he still had his cellphone on him. Using his phone, he sent a text message to his girlfriend alerting her of the situation.
His girlfriend then tweeted about it and informed her followers to be on the lookout for his car. The message got retweeted multiple times before it got picked up by @PigSpotter, a Twitter user with over 100,000 followers whose Twitter page is mainly used to warn Johannesburg drivers of speed traps. His feed was then updated frequently to keep his followers updated on the situation, and in less than an hour, private rescue teams and security firms were investigating the matter and the K9 Law Enforcement eventually managed to track the victim down via his cellphone. They then set up a roadblock which the carjackers attempted to avoid by abandoning the vehicle and its owner.
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