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Tis the season for Slimeballs

Make their holidays the worst ever!

With the holiday season upon us, we as a society become tizzified running to parties, to malls to snatch up gifts for our family, friends, and coworkers.  I just want to remind our community to please be safe and also be aware of the dreaded Slimeballs.  Who are the Slimeballs you ask?  The Slimeballs (I am being nice) are the dreads of society that take advantage of our tizziness.  They lurk in parking lots and wait for the opportune time to break into your cars to either steal them, the items in the car, or get a hold of your address and then go to your home and do a rampage through there.

To keep the Slimeballs at bay, please remember to take anything and everything that is of importance in your car with you when you are out and about.  This includes your garage door opener, your registration (keep it in your wallet - not glove box), any shopping bags you have put in your car to go back for a second round.   Stay alert in your surroundings. All it takes is less than a minute for them to smash a window and grab YOUR belongings!  It's been done to me at a soccer game and it is NO FUN dealing with the aftermath.

We all want to enjoy the holidays, so let's all make a unified effort to put a lump of coal in the Slimeball stockings this year!!!

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S A November 16, 2012 at 08:43 PM
This is a great reminder. Thanks.
Akiko Oda November 16, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Gig Harbor Police posted a note about car prowlers earlier this week on its Facebook too. "We're seeing a minor uptick in vehicle prowls in the Gig Harbor area. Please lock your car and do not leave valuables visible from outside. This is especially important during the upcoming holiday shopping season. Thieves are more likely to enter a car when they can see purses, valuables or packages inside."

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