My son’s car was stolen yesterday. The only reason I post this here is because he did something that I’ve watched runners do. Here’s the whole story….
He and a couple friends went surfing in the morning on the peninsula in Newport Beach. The got dressed in their wetsuits, got their gear ready, and then stashed their clothes, wallets, keys, and phones in the car. Then he had a problem. He drives a car with a remote keyless entry system – as many people do. You can’t get the key wet without risking the need to replace the key from the manufacturer for a cool $400. So what to do with the key? Why hide it somewhere on the car, right?* So that’s what he did. Off to the waves they went. He was sickened when he returned to an empty parking spot.
So – the next time you go off for a run and decide to hide your key on the car (let me guess – under the bumper, under the fender, behind the gas tank door, or on top of a tire) – someone might be watching. My son was only in the water for 30 minutes….
* I’m pretty sure that the way this went down was someone was watching. As soon as the guys turned onto the sand, the key was extracted from its hiding place and the car was gone.