DURBAN – Male motorists travelling in the Glenwood area are advised to keep their car doors locked, especially when driving alone.
This is due to a new trend among prostitutes in the area who rush up to the windows and even get into cars if the doors are unlocked.
A Glenwood community activist, who declined to be named, said they had dealt with cases where women would get into the passenger seat and start screaming that their “services” had been requested and they had not been paid by the driver.
“We had an incident where a father had dropped his son off at school and was talking on his cellphone. He had not locked the car doors and this woman opened the door and got inside.
“By the time the neighbourhood watch (NHW) team had arrived, the woman was holding up a condom claiming that they were about to get physical and the driver refused to pay her,” the activist said.
“Fortunately, a car was parked behind the father at a traffic light and that driver validated the man’s story,” the activist said.
“Local business owners complain to us when we have meetings that they are fed up with clearing away used condoms from the fronts of their buildings. Their clients are also being harassed by these women,” she said.
Speaking to the Daily News, two business owners said prostitution was a major problem in the Glenwood area and despite them constantly chasing women away, they returned a few hours later.