Sliders are Targeting Women at Gas Stations

    August 7, 2013
    Tanya Rice
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“Sliders” the latest name given to low life thieves. Sliders have become a big problem nationwide. Incidents have been reported across the country in cities including Houston, Miami, Memphis and Washington DC.

The definition of a slider, according to law enforcement, is a thief that drives up next to a car at the gas pump, slides over to the car to see if the door is unlocked, and if so they steal whatever they can before sliding back into their own vehicle. Sliders have become a big problem nationwide. The thief can grab your valuables and be gone in less than 20 seconds. Today a slider was caught on video and was in and out of the car with the valuables in 19 seconds.

Another prime targeted area for the Slider is child care facilities where women are usually in a hurry and preoccupied and therefore the Slider strikes again!

Women are the primary focus at present but men are not safe. Men can be targeted if they carry briefcases, laptops, satchels or other valuables in their cars.


‘Your vehicle is not a secure location for your belongings,’ Houston police officer Jim Woods told ABC.

The common sense, basic and most important way to avoid being victimized by these thieves is to lock your doors, keep valuables out of sight, and keep all your belongings by your side, even while at the pump getting fuel. This simple act would stop these brazen criminals and the Slider would have to slide on down the road and find a new crime to focus on! LOCK YOUR DOORS!!!

  • joe

    They shouldn’t be called sliders, their more like Chicken C(S)HITS!!.

  • Steven Manson

    I live in Oregon. It’s against the law to pump your own gas so sliders dont work as effective here. Secondly, My Wife’s Durango Auto Locks the doors and only unlocks the Driver Door when she leaves the truck.

  • gdub520

    the things the general public have to be warned about or protected from never ceases to amaze me. i always lock my doors when i get out of my car at a gas station, and im a dude. people never protect themselves and often become victims of crimes of opportunity. i used to live in a suburb of l.a. well crime was pretty low. the police blotter was usually filled with reports of purses, wallets, cd players or cell phones left in open view, stolen from unlocked cars. stupid stuff, really

  • Jenny

    I’m a woman and a fanatic about locking my car and house doors. Gas station, take my purse out and lock the door while pumping gas. At home, lock the car doors with each load of groceries I bring in; lock house once inside. And regardless of the temperature, I never leave my car running while entering a convenience store. Agree with gdub, this is common sense.

  • Hmmm…..

    Well, this is what happens when you have a growing class of poor in the nation. People steal.

    Maybe we should pull out of these senseless wars, put more money back into our economy, start manufacturing again, and create jobs. More employment = less crime.

    People act so holier-than-thou in this nation. The reality is that anyone could commit a crime if situations dictated it. We collectively share the blame for a lot of things happening.

    I am not condoning things. I am just tired of the hypocrisy. In this nation, I could follow around any random person for a week and charge them with some sort of crime. So those that think they are perfect or above everyone else are just fooling themselves.

    • Mudbug Mama

      Nonsense, honest people don’t steal regardless of how poor they are…these are simply criminals

  • Rick

    Exodus Chapter 20, verses
    13 “You shall not murder.
    14 “You shall not commit adultery.
    15 “You shall not steal.
    16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
    17 “You shall not covet (anything that belongs to) your neighbor’s…
    We used to teach these in school, but ever since we stopped, well you see the results.

    • Chuck

      Right, because we NEVER had thieves before that. Idiot.

  • peter

    Not steryotyping but………..there all black………..