In the Northfield area, there’s a crime spree underway that could be stopped in a second if drivers would simply do one thing — remove valuables from the car.
A read of any police blotter in the local community newspapers reveals a startling trend of leaving purses and wallets on the passenger seat. At the risk of blaming the victim, just one question: “why?”
According to the Northfield News, people are leaving iPods and iPads out in the open and then leaving the car unlocked. One more question, please: “why?”
Twenty-two vehicles were broken into over the weekend, the Northfield News says.
The police in Northfield are reminding people to at least lock their cars.
That doesn’t always work.
That’s a picture of WCCO anchor/reporter Jason Derusha’s car. I swiped the image from his Facebook page where he reported thieves in Minneapolis had an easy way of getting around the “lock your car” thing, swiping his GPS last night.
I had the same problem last year when someone stole a GPS from my car, which I’d left unlocked.
It’s getting the point where it’s a lot less of a pain in the neck to wander around lost.