That Time My Motorcycle Got Stolen -- And How To Keep It From Happening To You

The warehouse crew were good guys, but too fond of practical jokes. So when I glanced over at the lot where I’d parked my bike that morning and saw the empty space, I thought, Those meatheads better not have scratched it. But nobody fessed up to moving it, and a search of the warehouse––including that corner way in… »9/28/15 3:37pm9/28/15 3:37pm

Woman Just Walks Out Of Her Car While Driving And Lets It Roll Away

If you know you’re not in a condition to drive, it’s best to, you know, stop driving. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should just stop in the middle of a road and let your Hyundai just sort of roam free like this woman did. That’s actually probably worse than driving impaired a few seconds longer to get somewhere… »9/09/15 2:39pm9/09/15 2:39pm

Determined Maniac Thinks He Can Win A Tug-Of-War With A Tow Truck

A perverse part of me sort of admires this idiot. Firstly, because this guy seems to actually own a grape-soda-colored Honda Pilot, and secondly because you have to admire the power of rage-thinking when it can make a presumably mostly-rational human think they can win a tug-of-war with a tow truck and somehow all… »8/28/15 1:07pm8/28/15 1:07pm

What To Do If Something Gets Stolen From Your Car While It's In The Shop

I have written previously about what to do if your car is damaged while in for service. The Garagekeeper Liability Act is the law in Michigan which shifts the burden onto the shop for damage that happens to your car while it is in their possession, and many states have similar statutes. But what about stuff stolen… »8/26/15 10:25am8/26/15 10:25am

San Jose's Garbage Trucks May Do Police Surveillance With License Plate Readers

The government of San Jose, Calif. has come forward with a proposal to mount license plate readers to the city’s garbage trucks in an effort to expand police surveillance beyond department cruisers. Have no fear, innocent citizen, for the trash companies may be stepping up to help our friends in blue. »8/21/15 10:10pm8/21/15 10:10pm

Why Are We So Fascinated By This Video Of A Guy Keying An Aston Martin?

Over the past few days, an objectively very boring video has been getting a hell of a lot of views and attention. It’s a video of an unquestionably shitty act for a person to perform — keying a car. As far as shitty acts go, it’s hard to say it’s the most heinous, or even remotely engaging to watch. So why are we all… »8/18/15 5:49pm8/18/15 5:49pm

Faulty Inspection Leads To Manslaughter Charge For Vermont Mechanic

Steven Jalbert’s a mechanic at A.J.’s Sunoco in Barre, Vermont. Last year he put an inspection sticker on Donald Ibey’s 1992 Chevy Corsica. Two months later the car was involved in a crash that killed Ibey’s wife Elizabeth. As a result Jalbert’s been brought up on charges of manslaughter and reckless endangerment and… »8/18/15 9:31am8/18/15 9:31am

Spoiled Kid Tries To Get New Ferrari By Setting Fire To Old One

It’s easy for all of us cash-deprived near-animals to judge the actions of our monied betters. So I’m asking you to keep an open mind when considering the tale of a 20-year-old son of a Swiss millionaire who deliberately set his Ferrari 458 Italia on fire in the hopes of getting a newer, better Ferrari. Just think… »8/11/15 10:10am8/11/15 10:10am