Cops Told Car Owners WHAT?! (Video)

(5MinNewsBreak.com) – In a new disgrace for Western civilization, the police in Canada’s largest city, Toronto, is now advising its residents to keep themselves safe by leaving their car keys closer to their front doors so that violent intruders could steal those more easily, presumably without hurting them.

See a video report on the pro-crime advice below!

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) is offering a new piece of advice to vehicle owners in response to a spate of thefts: position your car key fobs close to your front door to make them more accessible for thieves to pilfer.

During a meeting at the Etobicoke civic center, where residents expressed their concerns about the rising theft incidents, TPS Constable Marco Ricciardi provided this guidance, reports CityNews, cited by The Daily Caller.

“To prevent the possibility of being attacked in your home, leave your fobs at your front door, because they’re breaking into your home to steal your car. They don’t want anything else,” Ricciardi is quoted as saying.

“A lot that we’re arresting have guns on them. And they’re not toy guns, they’re real guns. They’re loaded,” he added.

Phoebe Knight, in her piece for blogTO, supports Ricciardi’s suggestion, noting the rationale behind it, especially given the fear of violent break-ins.

“The sentiment behind the new advice is good, particularly in light of worries about potentially violent break-ins. Is it better to lose your car than potentially lose your life? I’d say so,” she opined.

This isn’t the first instance where TPS’s strategies have not deterred criminal behavior. In January, the Toronto Police Association, which represents the city’s police officers, launched a campaign on Twitter requesting budget increases.

The campaign highlighted the force’s struggle to answer emergency calls within 22 minutes.

“Almost 4,000 calls are placed to 911 every day and response times for police reached a staggering 22 minutes in 2023 and climbing. When seconds count, help us get there faster,” was a notable quote from the campaign’s video.

The campaign faced backlash for seemingly providing criminals with a window of time in which police might be unable to respond promptly, and for suggesting a failure to maintain law and order, as reported by blogTO.

Between 2022 and 2023, Toronto saw almost a 40% increase in car thefts, CityNews disclosed.

According to a report by the Canadian Finance and Leasing Association (CFLA) featured in blogTO, a car is stolen every six minutes in Canada, leading to losses surpassing $700 million.

“It’s become common, and we had to develop recommendations to address it,” said Michael Rothe, president and CEO of the CFLA.

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