MINOT, N.D. – I’m fortunate enough to have a remote start for my car that I have to hit the lock key before the start key, so my cars locked when started.  My girl Brenda, her car starts but dies unless you put the key in the ignition.

Since 2021 kicked off, fifteen cars have been stolen in Minot.

There was just a horrifying story of a “couple” that stole a truck and somehow thought they could drive it across the wide open spaces of western North Dakota without being detected.  Oh, there you are! They unwittingly escaped from the truck for two days into subzero temperatures that darn near killed em.

So before everyone goes crazy about “they should get real jobs”- I would say they’re not jacking ignitions and then taking vehicles to “chop shops” to sell for parts, I’d say most of these thieves are cold and desperate.