Here's an interesting factoid within this story regarding seven cars that have been stolen since January 1 after the drivers left them running (to warm up in the extreme cold) and unlocked:
It’s actually against the law in Iowa to leave your car running while unattended, even using a remote starter would be illegal, but tickets for the offense are rarely issued.
Did YOU know that? I didn't know that. Just this morning, *I* started my car then used the fob to lock it before leaving for work (it was -13 at the time). LITTLE DID I KNOW that I was engaged in criminal behavior - just like the thieves taking the cars.
I am sure law enforcement has their reasons - but starting your car and letting it warm up has been a time-honored tradition since BEFORE the remote start. What if YOU got a ticket for warming your car up? Would you challenge it? Would you show up and court and - Braveheart-style - yell, "FREEEEDOM!!!"