In nearby Nashville, TN, a review of stolen vehicle reports from Sunday, September 13, through Saturday, September 19, shows that 71% of the automobiles taken (46 of 65) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Six of the 65 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.
During this reporting time period, a total of 13 guns were stolen from vehicles; nine of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 504 guns have been stolen from vehicles.
The police department’s continuing PARK SMART campaign strongly urges citizens to lock their automobile doors, secure any valuables---including guns, and REMOVE THE KEYS.