Auto repair scam targets women, more victims come forward in Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY – More and more victims of an auto repair scam are coming forward.

Several women reported that men approached them in public and said they could fix something on their car. In one case a woman was told they could get the dings and dents off of her car with a wax, began working before she could say no and then demanded money.

Later when the wax came off, the damage was still there.

In two other cases, the women were told they had loose tires.

"I was like I don't want him in my car. I want him out now,” Alaina Chai said.

Chai and her friend Brittney Hernandez were attempting to pump gas at a northwest Oklahoma City gas station when a man approached them.

"He says mam mam, you're tire is shaking and I looked at him and said I didn't feel like it was shaking,” Chai said.

Then, he started getting aggressive.

"He was like no, no you're tire is about to fall off and I just kind of looked at him and said I don't think so but he was like here, here I'll show you,” Chai said.

She said that’s when he pushed his way inside her car. He told her he could fix it for a good price, but Chai refused.

"He was like well here just turn your tire and he bends and you can hear him with his screw driver, it's an electric screw driver making noises. He's not even down there for a minute,” Chai said.

In that one minute, he claimed he did a $150 job and demanded cash.

"I told him look she didn't ask you to fix her car she doesn't owe you any money but he just kept saying okay $150, $80 how much can you give me, put it on a giftcard,”Hernandez said.

Chai eventually went inside to get the clerk who shooed him away. The clerk said she’s seen him in the area before and Hernandez said he’s even knocked on her door and asked to fix her car.

The two are trying to spread the word so this doesn’t happen to anyone else.

"I was just kind of freaking out and trying to figure out how to get him out and get him out quick,” Chai said.

Each of the victims gave similar descriptions of the suspects. Police are still unsure if the incidents are connected.

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