MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Leaving your car running to keep it warm is tempting in bitter cold, but also risky. In Scott County, several people learned that the hard way.
According to the county’s sheriff’s office, at least three running and unattended cars were stolen outside of businesses in Jackson Township-Shakopee, Savage and Shakopee.READ MORE: Missing And Murdered Indigenous Persons Day Recognizes 'Generation Upon Generations' Of Families With Lost Loved Ones
In all of the cases, the vehicles were left running, with keys inside and unlocked in the parking lots.READ MORE: DNR: 2 Bald Eagles Found Dead In Northern Minnesota Last Month
One of the vehicles was recovered, but no suspects have been located.MORE NEWS: Police: Man Found Dead Inside University Of Minnesota Fraternity House
The sheriff’s office reminds motorist to never leave vehicles unattended anywhere with keys inside – and that it is a ticket-able offense in some cities.