Uhhh hello. I'm offic... Mr. Willis. Here to... mow your lawn. Could you let me in so I can find your lawn mower... uhhh... fluid?
It's possible this kludge was only made to keep the trunk from flapping. Sure. That's it. Because if it were meant to keep someone from opening it, it would only work for someone on the inside right? And that would mean... never mind, I don't want to think about it.