With the cold weather, you might be tempted to let your vehicle heat up in the driveway or on the street. But Columbus police say that could be very bad idea.
Lt. Matt Harris says now is the time of year when vehicle thieves strike, as cooler temperatures lead to people starting their vehicles and leaving them to warm up.
Harris adds that there are steps you can take if you must have your vehicle warm and comfortable before you leave.
Harris notes that since September 1st, Columbus Police have investigated 41 incidents of vehicle theft.