Feds: Failed Charging Station Project Bilked Chicago Out Of Millions

California-based 350Green LLC was supposed to build an extensive network of car charging stations around Chicago and other cities, putting them ahead of the electric vehicle curve. Instead, federal investigators now say, the company's CEO and president defrauded Chicago and other governments out of nearly $3 million… » 3/05/15 8:10pm Thursday 8:10pm

Police: Atlanta Gang Members Used Fake Craigslist Car Ads To Rob Victims

There was a time when if you wanted to get a nice cheap car, Craigslist was the place to go. You can still find good values on CL, but you need to be careful out there. Police say Atlanta area gang members were setting up fake Craigslist ads for cars that didn't exist, in order to lure people and rob them. » 3/05/15 2:23pm Thursday 2:23pm

Finland Gives Driver A $60,000 Speeding Ticket

I hate getting speeding tickets. That sinking feeling you get in your gut when you realize, crap, I'm boned, is just about the worst there is. And compared to some of us Jalops, I've had it easy. It also looks like I've had it easy compared to one particular Finn who got a $60,000 ticket. That's insane. But, on… » 3/04/15 11:59am Wednesday 11:59am

Meet The Original Automotive Con Man That Sort Of Gave Birth To Ford

Cars, like pretty much everything, attract their share of crooks and liars. We've covered modern ones here before. But it's worth going back to the early days of motoring to learn about one of the original — and still one of the most brazen — motorized charlatans: Edward Joel Pennington. » 2/25/15 3:29pm 2/25/15 3:29pm

Mechanics Take Man's Ford Focus ST On Terrifying 118 MPH Joyride 

Stuff like this makes me almost never want to own a truly fast car again. When you take it in for service, how do you really know the mechanics aren't taking it on some insane joyride? That's exactly what happened to one Ford Focus ST owner in England, something he only found out through a dash camera. » 2/18/15 7:10pm 2/18/15 7:10pm

There's A Really Creepy Masturbator On The Loose In A Chevy Truck

Are you near Clackamas or Multnomah counties in Oregon? Do you have an urge to see a very creepy red-headed, naked man masturbate by a black 2001-2004 Chevy S-10? If so, this is a magical time for you, since there's a man of that description who's reported jerking off in front of his truck 14 times so far. » 2/18/15 1:17pm 2/18/15 1:17pm

Guy Covers Road In Water To Blame His Wreck On Black Ice And Not Booze

Brian J. Byers was driving his 2001 BMW while a little loaded, ran a stop sign, and slammed into a guard rail. Luckily, no one was hurt, so he limped the damaged BMW back home. Still drunk. Which may be why he did what he did next: returned to the accident scene to pour water on the road to make it look like the wreck… » 2/16/15 4:20pm 2/16/15 4:20pm