This morning at the store, RO was unloading his car and left his jacket and travel mug outside the door. Two kids picked up the jacket, threw the mug, found the keys and stole the car.
Two city workers saw the kids throw the mug and drive off. They ran into the store and told RO what happened. RO immediatly called 911.
The police stopped the car within a mile. No damage. Nothing lost.
Later on the city workers said they only knew something was weird because the kids threw the travel mug. The kids would have got away if they were more subdued.
I've got mixed feelings about this. On one hand I love it that the police were so responsive. On the other, I'm worried that the store is not in the best of neighborhoods. The neighborhood is definitly on the upswing. But the less desirable elements are still around.
After RO got the car back, he found a lap top and a cell phone in it. The lap top came from a mortgage broker just down the street. RO thinks the cell phone belongs to one of the theives. As he put it, "The phone is full of Ebonics names."
20 hours ago