May I be politically incorrect here? I hope so, because I feel the need to slap a few of my fellow citizens upside the head.
Here goes: Don't be fools, people!
Have you not heard or read the many warnings? When you leave something unattended in your car, the odds are very good that it will be stolen, especially if it's in plain sight.
Take the case of the missing miniature poodle.
I kid you not: A lady left her dog in a car parked in the Rancho section of town (north of the high school, west of JPL) for about an hour on Dec. 1. According to a report on file at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, the woman discovered that the poodle was missing when she returned to her car. A gardener working nearby told her he saw two young men reach into the vehicle through a partially-opened window to snatch the pet.