The Land Rover Defender Seizure Case Could Be Settled Next Week

Last summer, teams of federal agents swept the country in early morning raids to scoop up 40 Land Rover Defender SUVs they believe were imported illegally into the United States. One lawyer, who claims they weren’t illegal, has been fighting pro bono to get them back to their owners. And his case could come to a head… » 5/21/15 10:06am Thursday 10:06am

Justice: Police Drop Charges After Arresting Wrong Challenger Driver

Today we bring you an update to yesterday’s story about a Good Samaritan motorist who caught a speeding Dodge Challenger on his dash cam, only to watch police arrest and charge the driver of a different Challenger: the wrongfully-arrested driver has been released and the charges have been dropped. » 5/12/15 2:12pm 5/12/15 2:12pm

New Jersey Just Explicitly Banned Rolling Coal

It was already considered illegal by los Federales at the EPA, but now the great state of New Jersey has explicitly banned the practice of “rolling coal.” State Senate bill 2418, signed into law by Governor Chris Christie last week, will make sure you can breathe easy in the Garden State. » 5/12/15 9:35am 5/12/15 9:35am

Does This Video Prove That Police Arrested The Wrong Speeding Driver?

A driver in the Detroit area had an extremely close call on Friday as a black Dodge Challenger raced past him on the right side in excess of 100 mph. He caught the incident on his dash cam video. The police made an arrest, but the car they nabbed wasn’t the car that passed him. Do police in Allen Park, Michigan have… » 5/11/15 3:20pm 5/11/15 3:20pm

Report: Criminals Scamming Craigslist Sellers With Fake Bank Checks

We already know that Craigslist transactions can get be dangerous, and that you should take every precaution you can. Now the National Insurance Crime Bureau has issued a warning about a very well organized, multi-state, scam where people are getting fake bank checks and losing their car. » 5/08/15 7:25pm 5/08/15 7:25pm

Woman Sets Car On Fire At Gas Station Due To Failed Cigarette Bumming

A Jerusalem woman who really, really wanted a smoke set a man and his car on fire when her request for a cigarette was denied. The incident was captured on a short but terrifying CCTV camera clip, and is a good reminder why not to both smoke at a gas station and be so maliciously stupid. » 4/29/15 3:46pm 4/29/15 3:46pm

Video: Scumbag SUV Driver Passes School Bus, Nearly Runs Over Three Kids

Today in “People who richly deserve jail time,” we have the driver of a white 1990s Isuzu-looking SUV (ETA: Probably a GMC) who passed a school bus as three kids were about to board, nearly plowing into them. The whole thing was caught on a video that’s pretty horrifying to watch. » 4/28/15 8:45pm 4/28/15 8:45pm

Carmakers Want To Use Copyright Law To Make Working On Your Car Illegal

You know what a pain those plastic engine covers are? How they get in the way and hide your own car’s engine from you? Well, consider that black piece of molded plastic a metaphor for something much worse: the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Automakers are trying to use the DMCA to say you can’t work on or modify… » 4/21/15 12:05pm 4/21/15 12:05pm

Police: Texas Man Stole BBQ, Torched House, Led Cops On Corvette Chase

This is a crime story out of Texas, but it’s so insane it’s downright Floridian in nature. A man in my hometown of San Antonio faces multiple felony charges after cops say he stole brisket from a barbecue joint, evaded police in a stolen truck, set a house on fire, escaped in a stolen Corvette, and then was finally… » 4/15/15 9:50pm 4/15/15 9:50pm