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Police Target Owners Who Leave Keys Inside Cars

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Police Target Owners Who Leave Keys Inside Cars

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When it comes to car theft, police in Othello, Wash., say it's time to start blaming the victim. If you fail to secure your car, and it's stolen, police are proposing that you'll face a fine. The cop could write you a $210 ticket, even though you no longer have a windshield to put it on.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

When it comes to car theft, police in Othello, Washington, say it's time to start blaming the victim. If you fail to secure your car and it's stolen, police are proposing that you face a fine. The cop could write you a $210 ticket, even though you no longer have a windshield to put it on.´┐ŻNow, that may sound harsh, but the Tri-City Herald newspaper says more than half the stolen cars in Othello have the keys left inside.

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