Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/29/13
Paul Scholes is the victim of a new type of crime. The Manchester United veteran was “frostjacked,” leaving him short of one multi-purpose car. Thieves stole Scholes’ Chevrolet Captiva LT 2 Estate out of his driveway Monday morning. They made off with the £30,000 ($47,300) vehicle, which he left running but unattended while the windows were defrosting, the Manchester Evening News (MEN) reports. “Police are investigating after a car was stolen while the owner was defrosting the vehicle,” a police spokesperson said. “The grey Chevrolet Estate was stolen from the drive of a house in the Greenfield area of Oldham between 7:45 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Inquiries to locate the car are ongoing.” Scholes reportedly started the car and went back inside his house. That’s when thieves struck. He saw the car was missing when he came back outside and called the police moments later. The 38-year-old midfielder received the car as part of Chevrolet’s sponsorship with United. Chevy bills the car as a “‘do-it-all’ vehicle, ideally suited to daily family duties,” according to MEN. It’s perfect for Scholes, who has a reputation for being an unassuming family man off the field. We’re not sure if “frostjacking” has become an epidemic in Greater Manchester, but most causes can use a high-profile face. Police have warned citizens about leaving cars unattended, suggesting that Scholes is not the first victim. Not only will the Scholes heist call attention to and help eradicate this growing social illness. It will also provide fodder for soccer comedians around the world. Have a question for Marcus Kwesi O’Mard? Send it to him via Twitter at @NESNsoccer, NESN Soccer’s Facebook page or send it here. He will pick a few questions to answer every week for his mailbag.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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