Auto thefts have been rising across the country for years. In Toronto alone they have increased by 300 percent since 2015. People are getting upset and town hall meetings have been held to address the issue.

At one of those meetings, a Toronto police officer said this: “To prevent the possibility of being attacked in your home, leave your fobs by your front door. Because they’re breaking into your homes to steal your car. They don’t want anything else.”

In other words, he told citizens to give up and make it easier for criminals to steal their property. The police are sounding the retreat in battling crime and telling people to give up their property while praying that’s all the home invaders may want.

The Toronto Police Service backtracked somewhat on March 13 following an outcry on social media, saying that while the officer’s advice was “well meaning, there are better ways to prevent auto theft-motivated home invasions” and offered a link with safety tips.

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