Hot cars and small towns
One blistering summer day, my friend, who lives in Grass Valley California, parked in a mall parking lot, got out of her car and shut the door with the keys still in the ignition and her baby in the back seat. She quickly called AAA, to get them to come and open the car.
When the AAA guy arrived, he was unable to open the car door. The car was getting hotter and hotter (it gets into the 100's, in the valley in the summer) and the guy was having no luck. Two cops, while cruising by, saw what was going on and came over to try and help. Still no luck.
They were ready to break the window when the cops spotted a guy walking furtively through the parking lot. They ran after him and brought him back to the car.
"Can you open the door?" the cops asked.
"I think so," the guy replied.
"Well do it," the cops said. The guy made short work of the lock, opened the door, and walked off.
"He's a car thief. We arrested him before." one of the cops told my friend.