I woke up this morning to someone banging on my door and ringing the doorbell repeatedly. The cats took off like rats jumping off the ship. I sat up and thought, JEEZ! Hold on already! So I ran to the door to peek out, and my heart dropped. It was a police officer. Now you know what my first thought was, right? I hate to be morbid, but I was thinking the worst. I took a deep breath, opened the door and braced myself.
Fortunately, it was just my car that had been broken into. Someone had busted the window out. They did not take anything valuable that I know of, thank goodness. Although several of my neighbors got hit also, and they stole a $700 radio out of one car. Ouch.
But the officer did give me some advice that I wanted to pass along.
Never leave your cell phone charger plugged in. He said that is the number one reason that people break into cars. They want to know what that charger is being plugged into - radio, nav system, cell phone, Ipod, etc. So when you get out of your car at night or even during the day, unplug and hide your cell phone charger (and obviously anything of value).
Like a good neighbor, Carolina Girl is there...passing along valuable lessons learned. (And I use State Farm as my insurance company, so they won't sue me for stealing their slogan.) ha!