John for the most part, I agree with a fair amount of your posts so let the record state, I'm one of the idiots that didn't lock my car. Yes , twice in 17 years I left my car unlocked and twice they got me . But it all honesty, I spoke for 15 minutes with the sheriff when he took my statement and you are way off base with your facts and assumptions and go to WCSO.org and see the rocket scientists that did the dirty work and read the WHOLE story.. So rather then spread what could be construed as fake news, lets agree on a few common things. One lock your cars, your house and leave no valuables where people can misappropriate them and two, secure your belongings before Erma gets them, and three stay safe !!!
You have contributed some good discourse to this discussion, but I encourage you to save your breath. Bob Wells (a really good guy) and I were having a rational conversation on this issue when pappaj and johng made us aware that anyone that has a lapse in memory is an idiot and should go to jail if they leave their car unlocked and someone steals a gun, tire iron or ball bat and hurts or kills someone, the idiot should be charged. Pappaj and johng don't seem to realize that many of us mere mortals do not walk on water nor are we infallible as they obviously are. Over recent years society has moved more and more to find fault with everyone but the bad guys.