With Holiday shopping coming up, I'd like to remind everyone to use good practices while parked at the mall or shopping centers... or even the boat ramp. In Texas, more than half of the vehicles stolen were unlocked and had the keys in them! Never leave your purse, wallet or keys in your unattended vehicle. In Texas, it's against the law to leave your keys in your vehicle while its running and unattended. Always hide your belongings from sight, including CDs, briefcases, address books, mobile electronics, toys, shopping bags and clothes. Do not keep in your car your vehicle registration receipt, insurance certificate, mail or other items that have your name, address and personal information on them (Keep it in your wallet or purse). Auto burglars can use this information to burglarize your home. Avoid leaving the garage door opener visible in your car. It may be used by the burglar to gain entry to your home. Always close the windows and lock your vehicle, even if leaving it unattended for a quick trip into the convenience store.