I saw a couple of police officers on horseback in the mall parking lot the other day. At first I thought they might just be taking the horses out for a winter walk. But they're doing something much more important. 

The LPD posted this video yesterday about the mounted officers who are patrolling the mall parking lot to keep vehicle thieves from stealing your Christmas stuff from your car. No matter what you do, thieves will always find a way to steal someone's stuff. If you put it in the trunk of your car while you shop they'll see that and break open your trunk. You can't leave it inside the car or they'll break into there too. So thankfully the LPD is trying to make sure the thieves know that cops on horseback can see them and hopefully they'll stay away this year.