What It Means If You See a Penny in Your Car Door Handle

Seeing a penny in your car door handle might seem innocuous at first glance, but it can actually indicate a potential threat. Here’s what it could mean and how you should respond:

The Penny-in-the-Door Trick

Auto thieves sometimes use a penny (or other coins like dimes or nickels) in a clever ploy to hinder your ability to lock your car. By inserting a coin into the door handle, typically on the passenger side, they can prevent the central locking system from engaging properly. This trick is subtle yet effective, catching many car owners off guard.

Why They Target the Passenger Door

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