When she slammed the door shut, the men claimed that they were there to fix the door
It all started when TikToker Andy Bracco, who allegedly filmed on Jeffrey Epstein's private island, posted a video showing a black wire-like device being slid under a door and then making its way up to the handle, which it opens. The video's caption warns other users to “run immediately” if they see this. A young woman recounted her own terrifying experience at a Hilton after seeing the clip, reported the Daily Dot.
19-year-old Josie Bowers saw Bracco's video and immediately recognized the contraption from when she and her family had stayed at a Hilton in Ocean City, Maryland. She recalled the incident which happened when she was 15 and explained that she was alone in the room getting ready to take a shower when she heard noises and saw the contraption creep its way in. She realized that there were two men outside and they had somehow managed to open the door, using the simple wire contraption. She quickly slammed the door, reported the Daily Dot.
“I was just standing there in my towel and this man opened the door,” she said in the clip, which has garnered over 12 million views. In a follow-up video, she shared what happened after. The two men apparently claimed that they were there to fix the door, but when she opened it briefly to look, she realized that they weren’t Hilton employees. She explained to BuzzFeed that she had recalled the advice her stepfather, a cop, had given her about not letting strangers know you’re alone. She pretended to inform him that maintenance was there. The men left immediately.
Bowers explained that she shared her story with the hope that it could help people who are traveling alone. Bracco on the other hand said in another TikTok that he has devices like that because he’s a “covert entry specialist," reported the Daily Dot.