In what has to be one of the dumbest cases of car thefts I’ve ever heard of, police in Mashalltown, Iowa, caught a suspect driving a stolen Ford GT40 replica that had been painted black—likely to disguise what has to be the only example of such car in the small city of 30,000 residents. Who did this guy think he was…
A man in Alabama allegedly stole a Kenworth T-300 flatbed truck, and led police on perhaps the most pathetic police chase in history. All because he didn’t know how to operate the manual transmission.
Security researchers have discovered a vulnerable database containing the details of approximately 10 million vehicles sold in the US, including vehicle identification numbers (VIN) and personal details about the owners.
Hearses aren’t the only vehicles used to shuttle the dearly departed back and forth to the funeral home. Other cars with large rear cargo space, including SUVs and minivans, can also be used for that purpose, including one tan SUV stolen from Bryan, Texas, reports KBTX. Sadly, that didn’t deter the thieves, who tried…
I’ve never really been crazy about proximity keys, mostly because I’m a scatter-brained fool. The overall car industry loves them, though, and most new cars use these types of keyless entry systems. A team of Chinese researchers have figured out a very clever and cheap way to hack the passive keyless entry system and…
A man in San Francisco had his Mini Cooper stolen for the second time in only two days. After trying to get the police to go after the thief, the man just went ahead and tracked the perp down on his own using a phone app. Here’s the extremely nerve-wracking livestream of that quest for the carjacked Mini Cooper.
Damari Wayne reportedly got away with his first two carjackings. His third would’ve gone the same way, if it hadn’t been for the car’s meddling three pedals and stick shift.
A woman dropped her car keys when she was attacked outside of an Atlanta, Georgia gas station by somebody trying to steal her phone, and then some bystanders walked up, grabbed her keys and stole her car.
Holy shit, somebody dared to steal Queen Latifah’s car. They just probably didn’t know it was actually Queen Latifah’s car.
Dodge’s Hellcats may have a somewhat self-destructive anti-theft measure: they are so powerful three teens accused of driving over three hours to steal a pair of Challenger Hellcats were unable to make it more than a mile in their new cars. Yes, they crashed ‘em.
I personally lose things all the time. My sunglasses. That shirt I used to have with Yosemite on it. A $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador. Wait, no, that wasn’t me.
A group of thieves carried out what seemed to be a meticulously planned heist of an Australian Ford dealership early Saturday morning, including top-of-the-line Falcons and a Mustang. One of the stolen vehicles wound up wrecking into a cop car later, and it’s just the one you’re thinking about—the Mustang.
Another list of the most stolen vehicles in America is out, and at the top of the list is the same goddamn car that’s always at the top of the most stolen lists: the 1990s Honda Accord. How are there any left to steal?
An Ohio dealership discovered the dead body of a man underneath a GMC Yukon, who evidently didn’t take the necessary safety precautions while he attempted to steal the wheels off of the SUV.
Car theft is the worst. Except in the rare instances when everything bizarrely works out.
As a car owner, I don’t think there’s a worse feeling in the world than walking to your parking lot and discovering that your car just isn’t there.
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Early on Friday morning, a group of suspected young men rolled up to a Tampa, Florida car dealership in a stolen minivan. A stealthy operation resulted in eight additional stolen cars for their fleet, but cameras caught the whole thing—from sifting through the office for keys to ramming other cars on the way out.
A Texas man went into his local Taco Bueno to apply for a job on Tuesday night, but left with something even better. Temporarily. The hopeful job applicant walked out of the restaurant and straight into a newly acquired car—one he stole from the parking lot. That, folks, is how you (do not) secure a job.