Fargo police warn winter drivers who leave cars running, unlocked

State News

Cars creep along the Long Island expressway during a blizzard in New York, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(AP) — Fargo police are warning winter drivers about stolen vehicles after a man drove off in a car that was left running, unattended and unlocked.

According to police, a woman ran into a Fargo gas station about 8:30 p.m., Thursday, to make a quick purchase. When she returned to the parking lot, her car was gone.

An officer who happened to be on patrol in the area spotted the vehicle shortly after it was stolen and arrested the suspect. Thirty-six-year-old Michael Mead Jr., of Fargo, is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and drunken driving.

The message to the public from the police: Don’t leave your car running and unlocked or unattended when you stop somewhere, even if just for a minute. That’s all the time needed for someone to steal your vehicle.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Stories

More Local News

Recent Videos

Brent's Bearded Brigade

Warm temperatures highlight the forecast

Thursday, November 26th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Morning Forecast - Dave Holder

UMary Women's Basketball

Vaccine Questions

SYSK: Dr. Perk

KX Convo: Ebonie Siemer

Traveling Nurse

New Unit

KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 11/25

Porch Pirates

Slumberland Donation

No Shave

Tom's Wednesday Afternoon #OneMinuteForecast 11/25

KX News Daily Report 11-25-20

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Morning Forecast - Dave Holder

NDC NOV 25

Minot Minotauros

UMary Men's Basketball

KX Convo: Dr. Stephen McDonough

More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss