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"I walked with the cadets around Fisherman’s Wharf on Monday morning. Just about every car we walked past had something visible inside, including phone chargers, shopping bags and, in one case, a bright-red backpack.
Sgt. Nelson Ramos, who runs the cadet program, said he can’t believe what he sees in parked cars: purses left on front seats, iPads left in cars with the windows rolled down, piles of luggage sitting inside just waiting to be snatched.
“A lot of people come from the airport and want to see the sights real quick. We say, ‘Way a minute. Someone’s going to break into the car,’” Nelson said. “We’re opening people’s eyes.”
The cadets stopped to talk to a German couple and their 11-year-old son. Ramos told them to hide their phone chargers in their glove compartment rather than leave them plugged in and visible."