Reported by the Billings Gazette:
A Billings woman took things into her own hands after someone broke into her car while she was jogging Zimmerman Trail on Sunday.
“I went on an amazing run at my favorite place to run, and I came back and noticed my passenger side window was smashed,” said Kelly Naletelich, 23, of Billings.
Naletelich said her GPS and her purse were stolen. Her purse had her wallet with all of her forms of ID, credit cards and cash.
She was only gone for 35 minutes, and by the time she got back to the car the theft had occurred.
Under an hour, Naletelich said two women were seen on surveillance cameras using her ID and credit card to purchase items in the Billings Heights, racking up charges of almost $700.
“Everyone was telling me don’t go back to Zimmerman, it’s not safe,” Naletelich said. “My mom was worried, and I said, ‘No, that’s my favorite place to jog. I’m not going to let it scare me.’”
To be safe, she plastered signs throughout her car telling the women she believes broke into her car to stay away. The signs attracted the attention of others at the park.
“I got probably at least six comments from people waiting around my car when I got back,” Naletelich said. “One guy said he had his car stolen and they dumped it up at Zimmerman, and he was proud of me for standing up and doing something.”