Fourth Car Stolen While Heating Up Friday

Four cars were stolen in Owings Mills last week as owners left them unattended to warm up in the morning.

A 2011 Nissan Altima was stolen Friday morning after an Owings Mills resident left the car unattended to heat up in the morning.

The Nissan, which has yet to be recovered, was stolen from the 1100 block of Silentglade Court at 7 a.m., and marks the fourth car stolen while left unattended to heat up last week, according to Lt. Stephen Doarnberger, assistant commander of the Baltimore County Police’s Franklin Precinct.

Two cars were stolen Thursday morning at 6:30 and 7 a.m. from from Phlox Circle and Windblff Court, but both were later recovered. Another car stolen Tuesday morning from Joshua Tree Court was recovered that afternoon.

Lt. Doarnberger said last week that drivers should 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.”

K L January 29, 2013 at 01:11 AM
I could never leave my car unattended like that. The police should set up a bait-car operation in that area though.
Chuck Burton January 29, 2013 at 03:05 PM
Just sit and let it idle for maybe a minute, then drive very gently til you feel heat coming out of the vents, and you should be OK.
CP January 29, 2013 at 03:23 PM
You can't fix stupid!
michael mooney January 29, 2013 at 05:24 PM
I believe it is a crime to leave a car running unattended in MD. which not only do the dumb asses have to go thru the ordeal of having their car stolen but should be in line for a citation themselves. The cops should impound the cars for at least a month. That would get the message across to be cold for a minute or two or be cold for as long as it takes the buss to arrive.


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