Late one afternoon, a Woman and her Daughter were running errands in the town where I work. They needed to stop by their home so that the Daughter could pick something up. The Mother parked their extended cab truck in the middle of their residential street and the Daughter hopped out of the backseat, leaving her door open as she ran to the front door of the house.
As is often the case with most people, the Mother displayed ZERO situational awareness. I like to think she was lulled into complacency by the fact that she was in her own upscale neighborhood.... but I've seen the Smart Phone engrossed distracted Woman (or Man) so often everywhere that I'm probably giving her too much credit. In any case, she was totally oblivious to the fact that our Suspect was lurking behind one of the many other cars parked on the quiet street - just waiting for an opportunity to strike.
Seizing the opportunity, the Suspect circled around the back of the truck and leaped into the backseat through the open back door. The Mother was so startled by the intruder that she fled the vehicle and began to call for help. She left the keys in the ignition and the truck running. Had things gone differently, the next chapter in this tale would involve the Suspect driving away with the helpless Victim's truck....
Fortunately, the Suspect's getaway was severely hindered by the fact that she had no thumbs.
Damn You, Non-Opposable Dewclaws!!Upon my arrival on the scene, I was able to apprehend the German American Female before she could work out the finer details of shifting the truck into drive. I took her into custody without further incident and, after I traced her microchip and made contact with her owner, the Suspect was released to said owner after giving me her solemn oath to abandon her life of crime.