Last evening my husband went outside to check the mail and noticed a jeep driving down Irving Street [600 block] very quickly. It’s a residential street, so it stood out as odd. Then all of a sudden, this woman runs up to him and says that it’s her jeep and she needs to borrow a phone to call the police.
She is an instacart delivery woman and had left her brand new jeep running with her keys and phone inside (as well as other deliveries) while she was dropping off an order to our neighbors. Some passerby must have taken advantage of the situation and jumped into her jeep and drove off. The cops arrived quickly (thank goodness) and took a report. We feel really awful for her and we are hopeful she gets her car back without too much hassle. It’s also unsettling since this happened on the street we live on–only a few doors down.
Jumping out of the car to run inside while it’s running/unlocked is something we have all done at some point. It’s a good reminder for all of us to be more careful.