It's -8 F in Lincoln right now. If you're tempted to start your car in the driveway, though, and let it warm up for a few minutes, be forewarned: you're just tempting someone to steal it--unless you've got one of those fancy remote starters with theft-protection features.
Just before midnight last night, that's exactly what an owner did with his 2007 Lexus, which was gone a few minutes later. The thieves who benefitted from the warm car, though, were spotted about 45 minutes later by Officer Brian Golden. The pair bailed: female driver, male passenger. Bad night to be on foot in Lincoln, though, and they were quickly located by other officers and a Nebraska State Patrol trooper who flooded the area.
Turns out the suspects had switched drivers after a stop. The women was driving because she was the only one with a valid driver's license. Go figure.