The car of a Philadelphia councilwoman was stolen over the weekend. It wasn’t the work of a criminal mastermind.
The city-issued car of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown was taken near her home some time before Sunday afternoon when she reported it stolen.
The car was recovered Monday, just outside the city, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. Three suspects were arrested.
Reynolds Brown broke two cardinal rules, Chitwood said.
“A, you don’t leave your keys in the car, which is absolutely asinine. And, B, you don’t leave your car unlocked in this day and age,” he said. “These thieves will take anything that is not nailed down, and if it’s nailed down, they will rip it out.”
The councilwoman declined an interview but released a statement saying the thieves must have found a spare key hidden in the car.