In Russia, Thieves Steal Bentleys From YOU!

Actually, thieves probably steal Bentleys from people all over the world, but not like they do in the Land of Lenin. Since this summer, Slavic carjackers have, uh, well, jacked seven Bentleys in and around Moscow, including one belonging to Vladimir Zhmudsky, who won a gold medal for water polo at the 1972 Olympics. The latest theft was from the no doubt deserving arms of an unemployed 25-year-old woman who valued her beloved sky-blue Continental at over $340,000. That's import tariffs for you. Since 2003, over 1,300 Bentleys have been purchased by oil-rich Muscovite oligarchs. And while one of the pilfered big Brits have been recovered, we're still getting a heavy Big Lebowski vibe of police inaction. "I'll just check with the boys down at the crime lab, they've got four more detectives working on the case. They got us working in shifts! Leads, ha!" [townhall.com]