Thieves Are Stealing Wheels From Denver's Subarus

My friend Dave was pretty surprised when he walked outside to jump in his car yesterday morning. There it was, sitting on four small bricks, lug nuts clustered in little piles around each hub, missing its wheels. It's not like the car was in a crappy neighborhood; it was a couple of blocks away from the Denver Country … » 5/16/12 3:00pm 5/16/12 3:00pm

$2 Sticker To Combat Australian VIN Tampering

The Australians are fighting the menace of VIN number tampering with new VIN stickers that cannot be removed or altered without being destroyed, making vehicle reconstruction and title washing significantly more challenging. Although we're not sure what's bigger news here, the fact that a cheap $2 AUS decal can… » 7/07/08 10:00am 7/07/08 10:00am

Man Arrested For Stealing Burker King's Grease, Biodiesel Blamed

A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing a South Bay, Ca Burger King's used cooking grease. Burger King normally pays contractors to remove and dispose of the inedible and previously worthless oil, but the franchise's manager called police when he found 49-year-old David Richardson pumping the storage bins… » 4/03/08 4:00pm 4/03/08 4:00pm

Captain Obvious of the Day: NPR Says People Steal GPS Receivers

First it was ABC News. Now National Public Radio is getting in on journalism of the abundantly self-evident. The Tote Bag Empire's latest find? Thieves steal GPS receivers! Holy crap, sound the sirens, summon the SWAT team! The last time I checked, a thief will steal anything worth over $5 from a car. Okay, NPR, I'll… » 2/06/08 2:15pm 2/06/08 2:15pm

Bear Steels Car, Bear Driving Car, How Can That Be?

New Jersey police are claiming that a black bear is the prime suspect in a car theft in Vernon Township. Apparently, the bear was attracted to the sweets inside the car and accidentally released the emergency brake. The vehicle was found down the road, full of bear hair and broken glass. This thing should be expected… » 11/14/07 2:00pm 11/14/07 2:00pm

Wheels Stolen From Meals-On-Wheels Suburban, You Can Help

Though most commit crime out of need, not sport, it's hard to feel anything but angry at those who stole the wheels from a Meals-On-Wheels vehicle in Clark County, Washington. Seriously. Without the wheels all they have is, you know... hot meals getting cold. The thieves weren't even kind enough to put the truck on… » 11/13/07 4:00pm 11/13/07 4:00pm