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Stories about: car thieves

Woman in Stolen Car Calls Police Because She’s Hungry and Ran Out of Gas
Woman in Stolen Car Calls Police Because She’s Hungry and Ran Out of Gas

22 Aug 2019, 19:33 UTC / North Carolina police arrest a female driver and her passenger after the driver called 911 to ask for help after running out of gas in a stolen vehicle

 
Here’s How Fast Thieves Can Steal a Tesla Model S With a Relay Device
Here’s How Fast Thieves Can Steal a Tesla Model S With a Relay Device

22 Aug 2019, 11:42 UTC / Security camera catches a couple of thieves in action, casually strolling in the driveway and leaving with the car in under 30 seconds

 
Slider Car Thief Makes $1,000 in Seconds, With Victims Still in the Vehicle
Slider Car Thief Makes $1,000 in Seconds, With Victims Still in the Vehicle

21 Aug 2019, 14:54 UTC / Police in Paulding County, Georgia, are looking for a silver Chrysler 300 used to stalk the victims and then rob them of their cash

 
Pastor Steals Toyota Highlander, Blames the Devil and His Parishioners for It
Pastor Steals Toyota Highlander, Blames the Devil and His Parishioners for It

21 Aug 2019, 11:48 UTC / A Christian pastor from Nigeria stole an SUV and sold it to a parts dealer at half the price, to pay off a loan he took out to restore the church

 
13-Year-Old Boy Charged with Kidnapping After Stealing Car with Baby Inside
13-Year-Old Boy Charged with Kidnapping After Stealing Car with Baby Inside

19 Aug 2019, 15:55 UTC / Two juveniles in Covington, Kentucky, stole a car with a 22-month baby inside, abandoned the vehicle right after realizing it wasn’t empty

 
Keyless Cars Can Be Stolen in Under 30 Seconds, Research Shows
Keyless Cars Can Be Stolen in Under 30 Seconds, Research Shows

13 Aug 2019, 14:08 UTC / Seven new cars, most of them equipped with some type of keyless entry and start system, were tested to see how fast can be stolen

 
Burglar Smashes Into Alex Rodriguez’s Rental SUV, Steals Expensive Stuff
Burglar Smashes Into Alex Rodriguez’s Rental SUV, Steals Expensive Stuff

13 Aug 2019, 11:13 UTC / A-Rod was in San Francisco for a gig. While at dinner afterwards, his rental Nissan was broken into and “irreplaceable” stuff got taken

 
Woman Steals Tesla Model S, Gets Caught When It Runs Out of Power
Woman Steals Tesla Model S, Gets Caught When It Runs Out of Power

9 Aug 2019, 12:07 UTC / Police weren’t able to stop the car thief by using spike strips, but she still didn’t get far. Chances are the woman stole the Tesla while it was charging

 
Teens Steal Ford Van from Dealership, Crash It Before They’re Out the Gate
Teens Steal Ford Van from Dealership, Crash It Before They’re Out the Gate

8 Aug 2019, 13:09 UTC / Car dealership owner in Indianapolis, Indiana watched the car theft in real time, on surveillance cameras, couldn’t believe it when they crashed on purpose

 
Car Thief Leads Police to LA Beach, Gets Stuck and Tries to Flee by Swimming
Car Thief Leads Police to LA Beach, Gets Stuck and Tries to Flee by Swimming

7 Aug 2019, 14:09 UTC / Man in stolen Toyota Camry leads police on the strangest slow-speed police chase of recent times, on Playa Del Rey. He was arrested in the water

 
“Perfect” Proposal Derailed by Car Thieves Who Stole Diamond Ring
“Perfect” Proposal Derailed by Car Thieves Who Stole Diamond Ring

6 Aug 2019, 13:08 UTC / Atlanta man had thought of everything about the proposal, except of the possibility that someone might break into his car and steal the ring

 
Man Dives Head-First Into Ride-Share Car, Then Tries to Steal It
Man Dives Head-First Into Ride-Share Car, Then Tries to Steal It

2 Aug 2019, 12:25 UTC / Seattle police have arrested the suspect after he smashed the rear passenger window with his head, attempted to drive off in the same vehicle right away

 
Electrician Fits Citroen Van to Deliver 1,000-volt Electric Shocks to Thieves
Electrician Fits Citroen Van to Deliver 1,000-volt Electric Shocks to Thieves

1 Aug 2019, 12:30 UTC / Ray Taylor has had expensive equipment stolen several times, decided to take matters into his own hands. The police say the mod is legal

 
Drunk Canadian Acts Responsibly and Parks Car, Finds It Stolen
Drunk Canadian Acts Responsibly and Parks Car, Finds It Stolen

30 Jul 2019, 15:20 UTC / The man had been out on the town and decided to leave his Chevrolet Traverse parked outside a friend’s house, woke to find it had been stolen during the night

 
Car Burglars Break Into Police Cruiser to Steal Flashlight, Shoot at Witness
Car Burglars Break Into Police Cruiser to Steal Flashlight, Shoot at Witness

26 Jul 2019, 15:05 UTC / The marked cruiser was parked in the driveway of the officer’s home. A neighbor saw the burglars as he was driving by and was shot at several times

 
Dude Pulls Into Empty Driveway With Wrecked Car, Does Quick Body Shop Job
Dude Pulls Into Empty Driveway With Wrecked Car, Does Quick Body Shop Job

26 Jul 2019, 14:24 UTC / Video captured by surveillance camera is being circulated online because the driver’s behavior is off. Commenters suspect hit and run with a stolen vehicle

 
Couple Gets Parking Ticket After Thieves Steal All 4 Wheels on Their Car
Couple Gets Parking Ticket After Thieves Steal All 4 Wheels on Their Car

26 Jul 2019, 13:14 UTC / Kick them when they’re down: Dan Dow from San Francisco says he’s more furious about the parking ticket than the damage to his Toyota Corolla

 
Man Beaten to a Pulp for Trying to Stop Car Burglary
Man Beaten to a Pulp for Trying to Stop Car Burglary

24 Jul 2019, 13:45 UTC / “I just did what I thought was right,” California man says after trying to stop teenager from taking stuff from his neighbor’s Honda van

 
Owner Recovers Stolen Audi Q3 With Handwritten Note from Thief: “Life’s Rough”
Owner Recovers Stolen Audi Q3 With Handwritten Note from Thief: “Life’s Rough”

23 Jul 2019, 14:40 UTC / Massachusetts man got his stolen car back but the interior was ruined with markers, it reeks of pot and his baby girl’s stuff was removed

 
Florida Car Thief Thwarted by Own Inability to Drive Stick Shift
Florida Car Thief Thwarted by Own Inability to Drive Stick Shift

19 Jul 2019, 16:14 UTC / 25-year-old Jaylen Alexander had to abandon a vehicle he was trying to steal because it had manual transmission. He eventually took another car but was captured