It turns out winter isn't just a dangerous time to be driving your car on the road, it's also a dangerous time to have it idling in your driveway while you're eating your Coco Pops and the ice is melting from the windscreen.
This is what Paul Scholes found out on Monday morning when his car was stolen from outside his home.
A spokes person for the Greater Manchester Police said:
Police are investigating after a car was stolen while the owner was defrosting the vehicle. 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. Inquiries to locate the car are ongoing.
Don't feel too sorry for him though, the £30,000 Chevrolet Captiva, was a freebie from Man Utd sponsor Chevrolet. Scholes could've chosen the more sporty Corvette model which Alex Ferguson banned younger Man Utd players from driving but instead chose the vehicle which would be more useful on the school run.
Watch your back, Oldham car thieves. A trademark Paul Scholes mistimed tackle could be coming your way soon.