Zara McDermott has been left in shock after she said masked men tried breaking into her car while she was locked inside.
The 25-year-old former Love Islander, who appeared on the 2018 series, opened up on Saturday night about the awful experience that she says ensued after returning from a shopping trip at Westfield Shopping Centre. Watch the video here:
The reality star says she stepped back into her car, which she had parked on a side-street a short walk away from the shopping mall, after loading up her boot with her bags, before immediately locking the doors behind her.
What followed was three men in balaclavas, and a fourth who covered his identity in a hoodie and scarf, Zara alleged, who attempted to gain entry into her vehicle via the driver and passenger side, and boot.
She told her followers on her Instagram story: “Within a few seconds of me putting my phone down and getting ready to go, I dropped my key on the floor [of the car]. So, I bend down to pick it up and I look up and there are four guys surrounding my car,” she claimed.
“It was all so quick… I just didn’t even think. I just put it into reverse and I just put the accelerator down.
“I just reversed and then just drove off… I don’t even know what I did, but I just managed to get away from that situation,” she explained, audibly still in shock from the terrifying ordeal.
Although the media personality reminded fans that she is now ‘fine’ after enduring the scary moment, she took the opportunity to remind others about the importance of locking their cars straightaway after getting inside.
“I just want to use this as a lesson,” she reminded onlookers, “if you are out shopping, if you are getting into the car, remember the car doesn’t always lock as soon as you get in it.
“Moral of the story, always, always, always lock your car, girls and guys.”
It is not yet clear whether Zara has reported the incident to the police.
LADbible has contacted a representative of Zara McDermott and the Metropolitan Police for a comment on the matter.
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