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Woman urges people to check bags after finding ‘tracker tile’ in hers after night out

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 in a video on TikTok, hoping it might help keep others safe on nights out.

Her clip has since gone viral, being watched on TikTok over 722,000 times.

In the video, she says: “Hey, quick storytime/PSA for what it’s worth category.

“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.

“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.”

More than 134,000 liked her post, with thousands also taking the time to comment and share their concern.

One said: “That’s an expensive way to stalk someone.”

Another replied: “OMG! I have pre/teen girls. Thanks for putting this out there. But seriously, how many more things do we have to be aware of?!”

A third wrote: “This is so scary!! Please go to the police. There might be someone out there that didn’t clean out their purse and find it…”

Someone else suggested the tile could have belonged to another member of the birthday party, but Sheridan confirmed she had checked and it did not come from any of her pals.

A few also pointed out that the Bluetooth signal was unlikely to have tracked her if the phone it was paired with wasn’t in range.

But this did little to reassure people, with a different user adding: “Ignore the people saying don’t worry. Even if it didn’t work, the fact that someone tried it very scary. I’d see if there are cameras.”