After a night out enjoying a meal to mark a friend’s birthday, Sheridan Ellis was baffled to find something in her handbag that wasn’t supposed to be there.
She was going through her bag before she arrived home and came across a tile key fob, the kind that uses Bluetooth to track your keys if you have lost them.
The tile wasn’t hers and she wasn’t sure where it had come from.
Thinking fast, she removed the battery from the tile to stop it from tracking her location, but the whole situation was still pretty freaky.
Sheridan, an artist who lives in Texas, USA, decided to share her story hoping it might help keep others safe on nights out.
“This weekend on Saturday I went to dinner with a group of friends for this girl’s birthday, if you know me I don’t normally carry a purse, but on Saturday I did because we had decorations and stuff for the table.
“At the end of the night, I’m cleaning my purse out and I find this – if you don’t know what this is, it’s a tile. It’s basically a tracker, people put it on their keys and whatnot.
“It’s not mine, I don’t know how it got in my purse.
“I immediately took the battery out, don’t worry but yeah… check your purses and stay safe out there.”