Car Stolen After Owner Leaves Car Running To Warm It Up | C & S Lock & Security
January 7, 2019
Across the nation daily routines have been changing to adapt to the colder winter weather. One routine that many subscribe to is warming up the car before heading down the road. However as one Manitowoc resident found out, warming up your car by starting it up and leaving it unattended is not a good idea!
According to official reports a 27 year old Manitowoc woman left her Dodge Dart unlocked and running and left the keys inside while she quickly ran inside her mother’s house to pick up her children. The idea was to keep the car warm for the ride home, however not everything went according to plan.
The car was plenty warm and ready to go but not just for the owner but for thieves as well! The woman’s car ended up being stolen by a 17 year old Manitowoc boy and two minor female passengers who were apprehended at a nearby Wal-Mart.
According to the suspects themselves, they were looking for a car to steal and came across the warm and toasty Dodge and hopped in and headed for Wal-Mart where they intended to rob the store of merchandise.
This incident serves as a reminder to all drivers to keep their car doors and windows locked and shut at all times when left unattended. Also if your car does not have a remote start feature which can start the heater while the car remains locked it is in the owners best interest to never start the car and leave it no matter how cold the weather is.
If you are in need of more information regarding vehicle security make sure to contact a local vehicle security expert, if located in Tucson contact the automobile security experts at C & S Lock & Security!