MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With the cold temperatures, Memphis Police know that it can be tempting to warm up your vehicle before going anywhere. This leaves an open door for auto thefts.
In 2021, there were 653 vehicles stolen while vehicles were left unattended with the keys left inside.
Monday, MPD made a public service announcement warning people to only warm their vehicles while inside.
They also want to remind everyone that not only is it unsafe to leave your running vehicle unattended, but it is also illegal.