Nineteen idling cars stolen in five days

    Think you’re the only one who enjoys a nice warm car? Nope; thieves do, too. So stop warming up your cars for them, already. The Philadelphia Police say 19 idling cars were stolen between last Friday and yesterday.

    Thieves drove the cars off between Feb. 4 and Feb. 9, making off in the heated vehicles the owners so kindly warmed up for them while they popped into the house to grab lunch bags, umbrellas or some other now-seemingly unnecessary items.

    Police say all the thefts occurred while the vehicles’ owners made quick trips into their houses, grocery stores or other short stops and left the cars running.

    Districts are circulating fliers encouraging people to think twice about the items — and people — in their cars before idling.

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    We suggest you buck up and tolerate the cold car for the first part of your commute.

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