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Paul Scholes' Car Stolen While Defrosting
Thieves stole a top-of-the-range 4x4 owned by Manchester United star Paul Scholes as he defrosted the windscreen, police have confirmed.
The footballer left the engine running to melt ice on his grey Chevrolet Captiva Estate while it was parked on his driveway and nipped back inside his home in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
When he returned, the car had been stolen.
The theft happened on Monday morning shortly before 8am, Greater Manchester Police said.
"Police are investigating after a car was stolen while the owner was defrosting the vehicle," a spokesman said.
"The grey Chevrolet Estate was stolen from the drive of a house in the Greenfield area of Oldham between 7.45am and 8am on Monday 28 January 2013.
"Inquiries to locate the car are ongoing."
Police have warned drivers not to leave their cars running and unattended while defrosting, as it only takes a thief a few seconds to steal the vehicle.
Scholes, 38, has played his entire professional career at Manchester United, making more than 700 appearances for the club.
He has also made 66 appearances for England.
what do you think?
Other people also have their cars stolen whilre defrosting, so why report on this one? Is he, perhaps, more important than other people?
now why do you think it was reported. !
Maybe its more a case of highlighting that nobody is immune to this type of theft?
James R McCulloch
Affirmative. Higher up the ranks you go in life the bigger the propensity for others to have a.go at them.
So what makes him of a 'higher rank' than someone else?
Never mind, I'm sure he can afford another!!
thats not point. it theft. just because he rich doesnt make it right. hate attitudes like this.
Top of the range and Chevrolet - Isn't that an oximoron?
Or even Manchester United star AND Paul Scholes
Do manu players not lock cars .how daft can you get lol.
How do you lock it with the keys in it, assuming you want to get back in and still don't want anyone to steal it.
Stop it take key out lol
If you have 2 sets of keys - easy to start the car with one and lock with the other?? Certainly warmer than stadning out in the snow!
Exactly what I do Mr wood but then again scholes is from Manchester.
Interesting what he says to the insurance claims advisor when asked were the keys in the vehicle when it was stolen! I would have thought his insurance would be void. Keys left in unattended vehicle with engine running. Bet if it wasn't someone allegedly high profile the insurance company would say "sorry your inurance is null and void"
Stolen in Oldham. A football match occurred in Oldham the day previous. Maybe it's coincidence.
Matt Smith was the name of the Oldham player named man of the match playing Liverpool in the cup the day before. Are you suggesting what I think you are as to the locality that the thief might have come from.
This could be a very interesting case if his insurance DO pay out, many people have been refused for doing the very same thing. If you are one of these, get ready to see your solicitor and get claiming.
Andrea 2.00pm "calm down dear" its a comment.
im calm, hate thieves, mine just a comment too.
Haha! Numpty. Never do that with your car in the morning. It's not as if it's a new crime.
i am calm, hate thieves.
It's very useful to drive a 4x4 around Manchester. Holland and Belgium are other places you might want to own a 4x4. Cheshire, where a lot of footballers are said to live, is another area you might want a 4x4, with all them motorways and Roman roads.
Serves him right,does he not read newspapers or listen to radio or watch telly.Maybe he wanted someone to nick it thinking he can get insurance payout.
Should have played a 4 X 4 X 3
I'm sure he'll be able to buy a new one without so much as a second thought. Dumb thing to do though, I bet the theives couldn't believe their luck when they strolled past Paul Schole's gaff and saw a nice and shiny car waiting to be driven off.
I couldn't care less
Not a good idea to leave keys in ignition. However, insurance companies will look at circumstances of the incident and certain factors! Was the driver in a position to deter the thief (thieves) etc! Out of drivers sight! Private property!
firstly, i couldn't care less what happens to paul scholes car, why report it in the news? and secondly, if he's stupid enough to leave an expensive car running with the keys in it, in a crappy area like oldham, then what does he expect!
Only a Chevrolet - no Mercedes or Range Rover ? Doesnt really sound like Premiership footballer material. Probably sponsored anyway so wont cost him a penny. Did they also nick his Blue Badge (as a regularly-crocked old timer !!)
My man starts my car for me every morning when it's freezing because I am apparently a delicate little thing and he likes it to be a bit toasty for me! I am sure he wouldn't do this if we lived on a street or estate though - it makes sense that someone could swipe it in seconds. I assume Paul Scholes also has a drive, in which case some toerag must have been watching and waiting for their chance. Momentary abandonment of a car + lurking toerag = car theft. Stinker!