Woman shares scary discovery after night out: ‘Check your purses’

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A woman on TikTok has shared her terrifying discovery after a night out for dinner with friends.

Sheridan Ellis revealed that she found a tracker someone had placed inside her purse when she wasn’t looking.

Sheridan Ellis found a tracker placed in her purse.
A woman discovered a tracker placed in her purse after a night out. Photos: TikTok/sheridanellis

In the video, Sheridan gives a “PSA” to other women to be cautious of their belongings in case something similar happens to them.

“I went to dinner with a group of friends,” she told her followers. “I don’t normally carry a purse, but on Saturday I did.”

“At the end of the night I’m cleaning my purse out and I find this.”

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Sheridan explains that she found a Bluetooth location tracker tile, which is designed for lost keys.

“It’s not mine, I don’t know how it got in my purse.”

She said that she immediately removed the battery before she got home so it’s no longer able to track her whereabouts.

Sheridan also confirmed in the comments that she had asked her friends if they owned the tracker, which they didn’t.

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The video currently has over 900k views, with many followers saying they will now be following her advice to keep a close eye on their possessions on a night out.

“Omg! I have pre/teen girls, thanks for putting this out there,” one person commented.

“The police can definitely find out who purchased that and who downloaded the app registered to it,” another wrote. “Go to the police. That's very scary.”

A third TikTok user added: “I haven’t taken a purse into a bar or club ever!”

Others commented saying that the tracker wouldn’t work as it requires a close-range Bluetooth connection, unlike a GPS.

“Luckily after 200 feet that tile will become out of range,” someone wrote. “So they can’t track you from far away. We have those exact ones.”

“I've resorted to having only cross body bags from now on," another woman commented. “Just feels safer and no way of people getting in my stuff.”

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