ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Petersburg Police Det. Peter Venero says there are many reasons why car break-ins skyrocket during the holidays: kids on break, people desperate for money, more gifts and shopping items stored in cars.
But the No. 1 reason? The most wonderful time of the year is also the most hectic.
“You’re thinking of your holiday shopping,” says Venero. “You’re thinking of who’s coming to town, what you’re making them for dinner. All of it is a distraction.”