On my way to the morning meeting, I heard a report on the radio of a traffic disruption involving someone crashing one stolen truck, and then stealing the truck of someone who stopped to help.
This afternoon brings helpful advice on the radio: don't leave your car running unattended to warm up. Somebody might steal it. (Apparently that's how the morning thief got the first truck.)
Now, color me modern, but I was kinda under the impression that cars made since, oh, maybe the 1970s don't need warming up. You just get in, start the engine, and drive. Works in my 1989 Jeep, and, for the most part, it worked in my 1973 Matador. (The Prius actually has a warm-up cycle, masked by use of electric propulsion for about the first minute.)
And we're not talking "warm up the car so the driver doesn't freeze in the bitter North Dakota winter" here. This was a mild late-summer morning in San Jose. I didn't note the actual early-morning temperature here in Sunnyvale this morning, but when I went out to fetch the paper in shorts & bare feet, it didn't seem the least bit cold.