The parking lots are targets for theft too. If you have valuables in your vehicle, don't make it obvious. Resorts are full of D-bags. I don't think this is a West Coast or East Coast issue.
Being proactive can prevent a lot of problems. If I saw someone fucking with my preciouses, they would see what the word defense means. It may be sharp and pointy. I will chase for the justice, don't touch my preciouses.
IT AINT EAZY BEIN STEEZY