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TikToker Says She Was Set up to be Robbed at a Vrbo Rental

    While renting a property for a bachelorette party in Austin, Texas, a woman on TikTok believes she was set up to be robbed.

    Callie Bryant (@callie.bryant) of TikTok tweeted a video of the bachelorette party “emergency evacuating” the home they leased from Vrbo, an online vacation rental marketplace.

    After understanding that the doors didn’t lock and the alarm system was dead, Bryant claimed the group decided to flee to a hotel in the middle of the night. The rental owner did not answer when the party contacted them, according to the TikToker, and the Vrbo listing had been removed off the internet.

    Bryant writes in the text overlaying the video, “We realized we were being set up to be robbed and/or worse.” By Monday, the video had received 2.5 million views.

    Some viewers were alarmed by Bryant’s charges, while others said they had had similar experiences at rental apartments.

    “A new terror has been unlocked,” one viewer commented.

    Another said, “Every day I find a new reason why I should be afraid every time I leave my house.”

    One TikToker shared their own horror experience about a property rental. The user wrote, “I genuinely had police show up in the middle of the night to ours seeking for the owner.” “They told us it wasn’t safe to be there,” says the narrator.

    “This happened to a group of girls in LA, and my husband is a cop.” Their automobile was stolen and they were robbed. “I’m glad you guys got out of there before anything bad happened!” another user mentioned it.

    Several users stated that incidents similar to Bryant’s are becoming “frequent” in other locations, particularly Nashville, Tennessee.

    “Unfortunately, this is frequent for groups of women in Austin and Nashville,” one viewer said.

    “Airbnbs in Nashville are often robbed! Another viewer advised, “If your Uber driver asks if you’re staying in one, tell them your friend lives there.”

    “Bachelorette parties are frequently targeted, especially in Nashville!” said a third.

    Some viewers advised against renting a home and instead suggested staying in a hotel.

    “Yep. I’m back to staying in motels now. There are far too many security hazards at these homes, as well as an absurd number of rules. “It’s not worth it,” one spectator said.

    “Yep. Never again will I stay in an Airbnb or Vrbo with a group of gals. “Hotels it is,” remarked another.

    Bryant revealed in a four-part story that a friend had reserved the house for the bachelorette party. The house had 19 customer reviews at the time of booking, and none of them raised any red lights, according to Bryant.

    “You have to trust your instincts,” Bryant stated at the end of the storytime. “Do what you have to do because putting your safety at risk isn’t worth it.”

    Bryant was contacted via TikTok comment and Vrbo was contacted via press email by The Daily Dot.