Red Face for Red Devil
Paul Scholes falls victim to ‘frostjackers’
When the weather is very cold and your windscreen is all frosted over in the morning, what should you not do?
You shouldn’t pour boiling water from a kettle over it to clear it because the sudden temperature change in all likelihood will cause your windscreen to crack.
And you shouldn’t turn the engine on, turn the heating up and leave it on your driveway to defrost the windscreen with the keys in the ignition because there is a good chance of an opportunistic (or planned) theft of your vehicle from said driveway.
Guess which one of these two Manchester United ‘veteran’ footballer Paul Scholes DID when it was a bit frosty before training.
Here is a clue.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “Police are investigating after a car was stolen while the owner was defrosting the vehicle. The grey Chevrolet estate was stolen from the drive of a house in the Greenfield area of Oldham between 7.45am and 8am on Monday. Inquiries to locate the car are ongoing.”
Yep! Paul Scholes was left red-faced after his Chevrolet Captiva LTZ estate was the victim of a ‘frostjacking’ at his home in Oldham after he popped back inside to the warmth of his house for 15 minutes; but when he went back outside, full of the joys of spring and looking forward to another day training with the likes of Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick, his car was gone.
Although not a big problem for Scholes as he had received the £30,000 vehicle under the club’s sponsorship deal with General Motors, but it could have been worse as GM had offered players a Corvette Sportscar with a top speed of 196mph.but manager Sir Alex Ferguson had banned his players from having one of those; much to the annoyance of Manchester’s car theft gangs!
Not that family man Scholes would have had one of those anyway.
But it does highlight the dangers of leaving your car engine running unattended..
“Motorists may be tempted to leave their vehicle with the engine running while they go inside to stay in the warm – however, it only takes a few seconds to steal a car when keys have been left in the ignition,” the police spokesman said.
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