Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Car Alarm Foils Thief

Some mornings that 5:30 a.m. alarm clock is a very unwelcome noise. An Overland Park resident was awakened recently by a much more ominous alarm.

On September 29, around 3:00 a.m., the car alarm sounded from one of the vehicles parked in his garage. As he got up and looked out the window, he saw a man run from his garage to a car across the street. The vehicle left in a hurry. When the resident got to his garage, he realized he had left his overhead door open when he went to bed.

There were two vehicles in the garage; one was locked and one was not. The suspect had rifled through the unlocked car. However, when he tried to enter the locked car, the alarm awakened the homeowner.

Thanks to the car alarm, the resident did not suffer any loss in this incident.

This event shows the benefit of locking your car even if it is inside your garage.