Police Warn Against 'Puffing' During Winter Months

Wednesday, December 27th 2017, 8:13 am
By: News 9

A warning from police to drivers could help reduce car thefts as the temperatures drop.

"Puffing" is when a driver leaves their car on and unattended when warming or cooling it off.

It's actually illegal and you can get a ticket for it. 

Police up in Tulsa recently shared a video showing just how quickly a thief can get into an truck that's running and get away.

According to detectives, thieves are most likely to target puffing cars in driveways or store parking lots. 

The practice is more common in cold weather months when people are trying to warm up their cars before hitting the road.