A man driving a stolen Honda Accord (the most stolen car in the U.S.) in California reached the pinnacle of human stupidity when he decided to ask a deputy for directions. The officer obliged, but also ran the car’s tags (because no shit). A police chase ensued (because again, no shit). And the man was arrested (yep,…
It’s happened again. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s annual ‘Hot Wheels’ report, the 1997 Accord was the most stolen car in 2016, making a 90s Honda the most stolen vehicle in America four years in a row. What is it about these simple sedans that make them irresistible to less savory types?
If you walk into a place you’re not supposed to be with enough confidence and gall, generally nobody will bother you. As proof, look at this man who casually strolled into an Australian repair shop and stole a car.
An absolutely unbelievably perfect blue 2002 Subaru WRX was stolen from Brooklyn, New York City this morning after years of maintenance, tunes and modifications from a loving owner. If looking into those sad bugeyed headlights makes you angry cry at the thought that someone could snatch it from a loving home, help us…
Chase just had to face the ultimate nightmare for any car owner. He went to find his car, only to discover it was gone. The silver lining is that he wasn’t a huge fan of his old crossover, anyway and wants to get something fun that can still handle the snow. What car should he buy?
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.
After about two hours of extensive searching for a stolen car with a child inside, Baltimore police discovered that they’d sent out a helicopter to find a kid who was in daycare the whole time.
We've had some successes before finding stolen cars, but I'm really hoping we can do some good for this one. Partially because it's a Beetle, and partially because the owner is a 10 year old girl from a family of gearheads who saved up to buy the car she loved. This girl and her Beetle need to be re-united.
The Acura Integra, a car that went out of production in 2001, is still on America's top-ten most-stolen cars list.
With a massive New Jersey carjacking ring in the news, I have to wonder was what the biggest car-theft operation in history?
We've just had another great stolen car-recovery success, so while we're riding that high, let's see if we can do it again. This one was stolen very close to where I live in LA, and is a car very close to Jalop hearts: an El Camino.
If you're a car thief and you want to blend in, don't steal a Jaguar. You really should be stealing a Mercedes. Dr. Z must be so happy about this.
Car thieves sure seem to have tiny erections for rear-engined cars lately. We've seen a new string of Beetle thefts, and now we have another very iconic posterior-powered car stolen: A Delorean. And this one's even more unusual: it's black (a dealer-applied non-color), and has only 636 miles on the clock.
Great news! Guy Newmark's nearly million-mile 1964 Porsche 356, which was reported stolen this week, has been recovered thanks to the power of the Internet. Huzzah!
Internets, assemble. Not one, not two, but three S2000s have been stolen in the Houston area in the past two days. There may be others — these are just the ones I know of via those who've posted about them. My advice? Hide your S2K if you're in Houston.
A group of kids in San Jose, Calif. did exactly what you shouldn't do if you stupidly decide to steal a car: attract a lot of attention in a residential area. They not only crashed into a house Friday night, but caused an explosion after the crash ruptured a gas line.
You guys are the best at finding things, and we here at Jalopnik are forever indebted to all of our readers for helping out one of our own. We're not opposed to trying to return the favor, so why not help us help another fellow Jalop and find this Acura Integra.