• Mar 27, 2008
This one may seem like a no-brainer, but it's probably not a good idea to hide the spare keys for your first and second car inside your... uh, car. Perhaps you can already tell where we're going with this... for the sake of the story, though, we'll continue. What might happen if your car were stolen? You'd be giving a thief keys to the car they just stole, plus, as a bonus, the keys to your other car.
Unfortunately for at least one man, the scenario in the preceding paragraph is a true story. "We believe the keys for both vehicles may have been inside the initial vehicle that was stolen," said Cornwall police spokesman Blake Paquin, who added, "We never recommend hiding keys in a vehicle." The spare keys for the man's 2002 BMW 325 were hidden in his 2003 Hummer H2, which led to the theft of both vehicles... within the same hour. Doh!

[Source: Andrew Seymour / Ottawa Citizen]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I always take my keys with me when I leave my car. However, I do leave my doors unlocked in neighborhoods I feel safe in.

      Unfortunately, last week (on Good Friday) I stopped at Wendey's, to get a bite to eat, and when I came out, my Caddy was gone!
      • 6 Years Ago
      which could have possibly been avoided if states did not require addresses on registration and insurance certificates, in the car. There is really no reason that these papers need addresses on them. When my vehicle was stolen, my biggest fear was not the loss of the car, but that someone had the car, a garage door opener for my home, and my home address. This needs to be fixed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I hear it is a good idea to carry your registration in your pocket. The DMV should start giving pocket versions. The law states it has to be on your person, not just in your glove box. Jusyt don't go shoving your hands in your pants when an officer comes up to you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What a combo.
      A compact sport sedan and an H2?
      I'm guessing this guy is the type that only wears clothes that have the brand name showing.
      A cheap shot yes, accurate? Perhaps.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The only thing I hide in my car is a 6 foot long Rattlesnake under the driver seat.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I once left my BMW parked and unlocked on a semi-busy city street overnight (I guess I was used to leaving it unlocked in a garage).

      When I returned, I was amused to find the car and its belongings (including some expensive sunglasses and a few CDs) untouched except for the glove box, which had clearly been opened in search of a valet key.

      Apparently, it's not as much of a no-brainer as you'd think.

      • 6 Years Ago
      easy money!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Basically Karma for driving a Hummer.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No that's just schadenfreude on your part.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've taken burglary reports where the homeowner pulled into the garage for the evening, left the purse/wallet on the seat, and the keys in the ignition. Then they forgot to close the garage door. Surprise Surprise when they discover their cars gone and mega purchases made at Best Buy. Their excuse "That doesn't happen in our neighborhood"
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gas prices going up, cost of living going up.... insurance fraud going up.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That key is certainly not a 3 series key and certainly not from 2002. Guess it gets the point across though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ironically, I believe that's one of BMWs "Comfort Access" keys, i.e. the kind of key that would let you start the car even while it's in the glove box.

      • 6 Years Ago
      .........., I don't know what to say, pooh for brains, maybe?
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's that about more money than brains?

      Is that how it goes?
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