EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman is hoping to warn others about the dangers of leaving belongings out in your car after someone broke into her car Friday afternoon. Kristina Hanson said Mount Pisgah is one of her favorite places to hike and she often stops for a quick climb after class at Lane Community College.
Friday afternoon during one of her hikes she said someone shattered the driver’s window of her car and took two backpacks that were inside it. She said only invaluable notes were inside the backpacks, but she’s hoping others will learn from her mistake to avoid losing valuable possessions.
“Just keep your head on a swivel and be aware of your surroundings. Lock up your stuff, help your neighbor too if you see somebody breaking into a car call the police. Report it, don’t get in any danger yourself, but help your neighbor out,” said Hanson.
A spokesperson for Lane County said they haven’t noticed an increase in crime at Mount Pisgah, but situations like this happen from time to time.
The best way to avoid someone breaking into your car is to make sure you never leave anything, regardless of how valuable it is, in your car.