The Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force has put out a warning about car theft and warming your car in the morning. As the weather becomes cooler, some people run their cars to warm them up in the morning before they start their commute. They go back into their house to finish getting ready for the day.
With the car running and no one around, this is an excellent opportunity for a car thief to take your car. In addition, you can be cited for leaving your car running unattended according to RCW 46.61.600. So when you start your car, stay with your car.
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