Rhinelander family's truck stolen while warming up
Story By Hayley Tenpas
RHINELANDER - If you find yourself unlucky enough to have to go into work during this cold snap, conventional wisdom tells you to warm up your car while waiting inside.
After yesterday morning, you might want to wait in your car and one
Rhinelander family might think twice before warming up their car.
That's because yesterday- it was stolen. Right from their driveway.
Angela Lund was standing inside her garage on Pioneer Street.
Her husband was warming up the truck just steps away.
That's when Angela saw the truck start to move, and she didn't recognize the driver.
�I heard it running and then my mother said to me, where's Eric going? That's my husband�s name, and I'm like I don't know, and then all of a sudden when I could see it in my view, I saw that it wasn't my husband. And I'm like that's not Eric, so I ran inside the house and I'm like Eric, somebody's stealing your car,� said Lund.
Angela's husband then jumped into their other vehicle to chase after the woman.
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office quickly caught up as well.
Turns out the woman was actually one of the Lund's neighbors.
Although it made for an exciting day, Angela says she still can't believe it happened.
�I just, well I, this is me. I couldn't believe it. I mean, I don't know how fast I reacted, but whatever it was it wasn't fast enough. Because obviously, I didn't stop her,� said Lund.
The Lund's plan to lock up their vehicles while warming them up from now on.
They advise everyone else to do the same.
No word from the Oneida County Sheriff's Office if charges were filed against the woman who took the vehicle.
NORTHWOODS - Children went back to school across the Northwoods Tuesday. That's why it's important to make sure you're prepared for anything.
Emergency workers say it's important to have a plan in place for all possible emergency situations. That plan should include emergency contacts, safe meeting locations, and emergency kits in homes and cars. Officials say taking time to plan and practice is crucial.
"Look at things before it happens," says Dawn Robinson, Oneida County Emergency Management Program Assistant. "Make sure your family, your loved ones, your neighbors, make sure everyone has a plan and practice those plans. That way when something does happen, it becomes more, that you know what to do, so be prepared as much as possible, and practice."
Part of being prepared is communication and knowing who to contact. Officials encourage parents to make sure that schools have up-to-date emergency contact information, especially for small children.
RHINELANDER - We'll enjoy great weather this week, but we know it won't last too long. Workers at golf courses across the area know that incoming fall weather spells the end of their season, so they're trying to capitalize on the next few weeks of warm forecasts.
HAZELHURST - You won't find any alligator-filled moats at an upcoming medieval festival in Hazelhurst. But you will get the chance to step back in time during the Northwoods Medieval Faire at Tommy O's Playhouse next weekend.
MERRILL - The school bells rang Tuesday morning for students across Wisconsin.
Another school year has begun with kids looking forward to a new year.
It also means that drivers should be on the lookout around schools.
In Merrill, police keep a close watch around school zones the first few weeks of class.
Speed limits drop dramatically as drivers enter school zones.
Merrill Police Chief Ken Neff says it's important to be especially observant this time of year.
"Especially the first week or two of school because kids are excited, and maybe not so excited, about getting back to school," Neff said. "They're thinking about their friends and maybe not paying attention to traffic."
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