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This Is How Any Wheel Lock Can Be Broken Into, Which One Would You Buy Anyway?
This Is How Any Wheel Lock Can Be Broken Into, Which One Would You Buy Anyway?

2 Jun 2022, 15:07 UTC / Every wheel lock or theft dererrent out there can be broken into. With that being known, which one of these would you choose knowing it buys you a bit of time

 
Attempted Carjacking Stops When the Victim Gets Inspired, There's Video of It
Attempted Carjacking Stops When the Victim Gets Inspired, There's Video of It

4 Feb 2022, 12:54 UTC / A pickup truck driver managed to evade a carjacking in Chile. There is video of the event, and it shows how and why the driver got away from the assailants

 
Ever Had Something Stolen From Your Car? This Brings Vengeance to a New Level
Ever Had Something Stolen From Your Car? This Brings Vengeance to a New Level

20 Dec 2021, 12:14 UTC / If you have ever found a broken window on your vehicle and discovered that someone has stolen from you, this video will bring mild relief. In a vengeful form

 
This Bike's Pedal Doubles as a Lock System, Makes Your Ride Theft-Proof
This Bike's Pedal Doubles as a Lock System, Makes Your Ride Theft-Proof

21 Jul 2021, 08:36 UTC / A passionate cyclist has come up with an invention that saves you the trouble of carrying around your bike's lock system. It's called ET-one and it's a pedal.

 
OnStar Theft Alert Got the Better of "the World’s Dumbest Corvette Thief"
OnStar Theft Alert Got the Better of "the World’s Dumbest Corvette Thief"

23 May 2020, 10:42 UTC / If you thought that OnStar doesn't help in the case of a vehicle theft, Loraine Treadwell begs to disagree after Theft Alert helped her recover her C7 Corvette

 
Thief Breaks Into C8 Corvette, Owner Quotes More Than $5,000 In Damages
Thief Breaks Into C8 Corvette, Owner Quotes More Than $5,000 In Damages

6 Apr 2020, 20:01 UTC / Stealing a C8 Corvette is a little more complicated than hotwiring the car, but on the other hand, thieves can damage the car even if they can't steal it

 
2020 C8 Corvette Wheels Stolen in Detroit, Supercar Looks Sad on Cinder Blocks
2020 C8 Corvette Wheels Stolen in Detroit, Supercar Looks Sad on Cinder Blocks

23 Jan 2020, 21:54 UTC / The tires alone are worth about $2,000. But can you even sell the only stolen C8 Corvette wheels in America? The thief was such a dummy

 
Badass Woman Fights Off Armed Moped Thief With Her Bare Hands
Badass Woman Fights Off Armed Moped Thief With Her Bare Hands

5 Jun 2019, 15:06 UTC / Surveillance video shows Indian woman taken by surprise by an apparently armed thief who wanted her necklace, fighting him and chasing him off

 
“Porch Pirate” Struggles to Fit Large Box in Backseat of Getaway Car
“Porch Pirate” Struggles to Fit Large Box in Backseat of Getaway Car

5 Jun 2019, 14:12 UTC / Florida man raided one homeowner’s packages, made off with $1,200 worth of patio furniture even though it hardly fit into his car. He was eventually caught

 
Tesla’s Sentry Mode to Fend Off Car Thieves by Playing Really Loud Music
Tesla’s Sentry Mode to Fend Off Car Thieves by Playing Really Loud Music

14 Feb 2019, 10:16 UTC / Designed to take care of the car when left unattended, Sentry Mode will permanently monitor the vehicle’s surroundings using the existing cameras

 
Driver Stops Moped Thieves by Ramming His Ford Fiesta Into Their Bike
Driver Stops Moped Thieves by Ramming His Ford Fiesta Into Their Bike

17 Aug 2018, 07:06 UTC / CCTV footage is posted on social media, goes viral. Have-a-go hero takes matters into his own hands, is praised for his quick thinking

 
Thief Successfully Telehandles ATM in Impressive Display of Skills
Thief Successfully Telehandles ATM in Impressive Display of Skills

21 Aug 2017, 10:01 UTC / After a failed attempt at bashing an ATM with the arm of a backhoe, more clever thieves use a telehandler and a truck to take the money box home with them

 
Backhoe-Wielding Thief Fails to Break into the Business Part of an ATM
Backhoe-Wielding Thief Fails to Break into the Business Part of an ATM

9 Jun 2017, 11:17 UTC / The backhoes are good for a number of things, but if you thought cracking open a cash machine was one of them, you were sadly mistaken

 
Thief Brags on Facebook Live About "His New Wheels," Gets Caught by Police
Thief Brags on Facebook Live About "His New Wheels," Gets Caught by Police

7 Jun 2017, 15:35 UTC / Back in 1990, the movie Goodfellas had a clever tip for thieves. Do not buy anything expensive after a "job." A 32-year-old thief got caught by using Facebook

 
Carjackers Caught Because They Couldn't Drive Stick
Carjackers Caught Because They Couldn't Drive Stick

3 Mar 2017, 10:28 UTC / An 18-year-old carjacker was caught after he tried to steal a vehicle. This was not his first offense, but he was apprehended because he could not drive stick

 
Incompetent Burglar Gets Stuck In Snow, Asks Victim For Help
Incompetent Burglar Gets Stuck In Snow, Asks Victim For Help

9 Feb 2017, 08:48 UTC / After robbing a property, a thief's runaway vehicle got stuck in the snow. He asked his victim for help, but got arrested instead

 
Florida Man Drives a Stolen Car To Meet With Attorney General, Seeking Pardon
Florida Man Drives a Stolen Car To Meet With Attorney General, Seeking Pardon

26 Jan 2017, 18:14 UTC / An art thief that sought pardon drove 1,000 miles to meet with an attorney general. Unfortunately, he met with the wrong AG, and he drove a stolen car

 
Carjackers Drop 10-Year-Old Kid At School Before Stealing His Family's Car
Carjackers Drop 10-Year-Old Kid At School Before Stealing His Family's Car

26 Jan 2017, 17:20 UTC / Many cars were stolen recently in a manner that was newsworthy. The latest involves a pair of carjackers that dropped a kid off at school

 
Someone Broke in a Person's Car To Steal A Kit Kat, Left A Note To Apologize
Someone Broke in a Person's Car To Steal A Kit Kat, Left A Note To Apologize

1 Nov 2016, 09:33 UTC / Leaving things in open view in your vehicle is a bad idea, as they might tempt thieves. A Kit Kat was tempting enough in Kansas, and the thief even left a note

 
Seattle Man Had To Explain How To Engage Reverse To His Carjackers
Seattle Man Had To Explain How To Engage Reverse To His Carjackers

31 Oct 2016, 13:22 UTC / A man from Seattle was carjacked at gunpoint, but the thieves did not know how to place his car into reverse. They asked him to explain, then crashed his car