Police are reminding local residents to not leave their cars unattended to warm up, a situation which can lead to vehicle theft.
At 6:08 a.m. Tuesday morning, a car was stolen from the 900 block of Joshua Tree Court in Owings Mills. The car was recovered that afternoon.
“This happens every year as soon as the weather gets cold,” said Lt. Stephen Doarnberger, assistant commander of the Baltimore County Police’s Franklin Precinct. “She had gone out to warm up her car in front of her house and when she came back it was gone.”
So, what is Doarnberger’s advice? Brave the cold.
“They’re just gonna have to ride in the cold for a while,” he said. “It’s better than having your car stolen.”