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Woman Finds $100 On Windshield, Learns Why It's There (Photo)

A Missouri woman took to Facebook to warn others after she found a $100 bill on her car windshield and quickly learned that it was a fake, planted there by carjackers.

Kyri Viehman explained in her Facebook post that she was at a Michaels craft store when she encountered the bill:

I was out shopping with my mom for Christmas decorations for our first family Christmas tree. We wrapped up at Michael's and I headed to my car, said goodbye to my mom, wrestled to put Eli into his car seat and head back home. I began driving down 141 and noticed what looked to be a $100 bill sitting under my wiper blades.

Being a dedicated listener to the Bobby Bones Show, I thought someone was #pimpinjoy for this single mom wrestling with a crabby toddler around the holidays. That's where my naivety came into play. I pulled over to the side of the road to retrieve this miracle money that came into my life at the perfect time. The bill was placed under the wipers where you had to get out of your car, walk around front, and grab it (you could not just roll down your window).

The woman said she opened the bill and read a note from the person that placed it on her car, acknowledging it as a fake.

Viehman continued:

I went home and read a few articles online about a new scheme carjackers are using to take vehicles. The person who placed the money on your car is usually in a car right next to yours. Once you step around the front of your car, they jump into the drivers seat and take off. Luckily, I didn't see this "bill" until I was already driving down the highway, and no one was around when I pulled over.

Everyone just be careful and be smart with your actions. Be aware of your surroundings at all times, and if you feel uncomfortable, ask for someone to walk you to your car. Stay safe out there. I never thought of something like this happening around here, much less to me. I am grateful I did not see the bill initially or my car, with my son inside, could have been taken. Someone was definitely watching over us at that moment.

The photo quickly went viral, with some readers describing similar situations that they experienced.

"Beware all the time. I stopped at an underpass, waiting for a car to drive past me. A man jumped up out of the ditch on my passing er side of my car. Lucky for me I had locked my door before I left for work that night. It was an escaped convict, in his orange jump suit. I called cops down the road. Luckily they caught him. I Believe God Protected me, but I always lock my doors to my car after I get in them. Never want this to happen to any one. It can happen anywhere anytime day or night, these days. Stay safe out there," one reader commented on America 1st's Facebook page.

Sources: Kyri Viehman/Facebook, America 1st/Facebook / Featured Image: Michael Sheehan/Flickr / Embedded Images: Kyri Viehman/Facebook, Wesha/Wikimedia Commons