During the winter months many of us leave our keys in the car to warm up or because we are running inside for a quick moment. Experts say the number of cars stolen because of puffing increase this time of year. Carole Walker with Coloradans Against Auto Theft spoke with us about ways to keep your car protected from thieves.
Coloradans Against Auto Theft has launched a social media contest to raise awareness about the dangers of leaving running cars unattended.
They’re asking Coloradans to post a photo of how they warm up with their cars in the morning. It can be funny, sweet, or exciting. Participants are invited to enter by posting a photo to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #CarWarmUps, or going to CAAT’s Facebook page and uploading a photo. Organizers said all photos are vetted before being posted to the contest page.
On Nov. 19, Negri had stopped by a store to grab an energy drink. She kept her car running while she ran inside the store. That’s when a man jumped in her car and took off. Rosie was in the back seat at the time.