By writer Michael Heise

Last week, we received an anonymous tip regarding a new program being run by the Pinellas County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office. The tipster is the owner of an older car in which nothing of value is left, therefore they are content to leave it unlocked. Apparently they have come out of local businesses about 3 times in the past year to find notes on the inside of the car from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, while parked in different parking lots.

The note reads:

“Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Burglary Prevention

Be Sure It’s Secure, Lock It Up!

As part of our vehicle burglary prevention program, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is taking extra steps to protect your car and your property. A deputy sheriff left this notice in your car to alert you of your vehicle being unlocked and as a courtesy, the deputy sheriff secured your vehicle.

Vehicle burglary is a crime of opportunity. Make your car a tough target by doing your part to avoid being the next victim.

Lock It or Lose It!

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri

Leading The Way For A Safer Pinellas”

So what exactly does this program entail?…READ MORE