This urban legend started to appear around 2010 and spread quite rapidly. It holds that if you listen to your mp3 player at a high volume, you will get kidnapped. That is because you do not pay attention to your surroundings, therefore you might be safe as long as you're walking down a big street, but if you ever venture into a dark street corner with your mp3 player blasting in your ears, a car will come and abduct you.
As a proof to this assertion, blogs, bulletin boards and sometimes the media often cite cases of such abductions. A commonly reposted story holds that a female middle school student was walking around alone with her MP3 at full volume. A car stopped by and kidnapped her. There were about 3 to 4 criminals and they wrapped her mouth with tape and raped her. They then took her back to the place where they first kidnapped her.