Since the thugs and bad guys had to contend the same bitter conditions the cops did, they expected a slower than normal shift. Most bad guys didn’t want to be in the cold anymore than the cops did. A hardy few might use the cold to commit crimes as they thought the cops would be hunkered down for the night, out of the cold. This was the furthest thing on the minds of the young officers this night. They didn’t hang around long. It was just too cold to be out and since the heaters in the cars were always cranked up to the max, relief was right behind the glass.