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Even a blogger as jaded as me comes across an instance of nanny-statism once in a while that takes his breath away.

Police in Aurora and around the metro area are cracking down on unattended and running vehicles, which police call “puffers,” this week.

“The easiest cars to steal are those left running unattended in the cold with the keys in the ignition,” Aurora police spokesman Detective Bob Friel said in a statement. “In this tough economy, the last thing someone needs to worry about is how they are going to replace their stolen car. The solution is simple: keep your car keys with you at all times.”

The fine for making your own car easier to steal is $75. C’est la vie.

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