Ocala Police offer helpful safety tips for those shopping for Christmas gifts

The Ocala Police Department is offering safety tips for those who will be doing their Christmas shopping over the holiday weekend:

  • Never leave purses or wallets unattended;
  • Be aware of your surroundings in parking lots;
  • Always watch for other vehicles;
  • Walk in clearly marked pedestrian areas;
  • Lock your vehicle;
  • Be kind and courteous to workers and other shoppers; and
  • Don’t use your vehicle as a hiding spot for Christmas presents.