RAY: So if I were really worried about theft, I'd put my valuables in the trunk, as you do. But I'd just hide them somewhere out of sight. There may be room in the spare-tire compartment, in a toolbox or in a corner behind some less-valuable trunk junk. What you want is for the thief to look quickly, conclude that there's nothing valuable there and leave.
TOM: Or you can clip your phone to your own spare tire and wear it into the sauna, Sol. It's up to you.
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