<p>Suspicious neighbours took to the residents’ Facebook group </p>

Suspicious neighbours took to the residents’ Facebook group

@karina.missen (TikTok)

A mum from New Zealand sent her neighbourhood into a frenzy of panic, after repeatedly circling the area in an attempt to get her 2-month-old baby to sleep.

Karina, 29, was left red-faced after her local residents' Facebook group was flooded with curious comments as to who the ‘mysterious’ driver was.

The mum took to TikTok to share the experience.

In the video titled, ‘When you’re trying to get your baby to sleep and your local community group is worried your scoping the place out 🤦🏼‍♀️ #tellmeyoureamom #momlife’, Karina shared multiple screengrabs from the Facebook group’s comments.

Neighbours were about to call the police after this hilarious misunderstandingNeighbours were about to call the police after this hilarious misunderstanding@karina.missen (TikTok)

One local raised the ‘red flag’ in the local group, “this car has been circling on Capper Crescent 7 times in the past 10 minutes”

“Should I call the police?”, she added.

While another resident prompted neighbours to go outside and note down the registration plate, “Yes, please. This car was doing the same thing yesterday. Perhaps go out to your letterbox and have a good look at them and get the plate number.”

“You could take your phone and show the people in the car driving past that you are recording them.”, another local suggested.

The mortified mum quickly took to the Facebook group to put their suspicions to bed. She said: “Sorry! No it’s me. My 2-month-old fell asleep in the car”, and confirmed which street she lived on.

Karina quickly turns to the Facebook group to clear up the \u2018red flags\u2019Karina quickly turns to the Facebook group to clear up the ‘red flags’@karina.missen (TikTok)

People took to TikTok to recall other times neighbours have completely got it wrong. One commented, “This reminds me of a community post asking if anyone else heard any aggressive yelling and worried there might be a DV and it turned out to be football”.

While another empathised with the 29-year-old, “Hahahaha! my partner does laps around the supermarket car park while I run in and grab things, he gets a lot of looks haha!”

False alarm, this time.

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