It’s a lot harder to “take the money and run” when the cash you want is trapped inside an ATM. But some daring thieves in Arkansas recently used a forklift in their effort to do just that.
Pirelli World Challenge racers Global Motorsports Group had a custom motor coach filled with race parts stolen from them just before the Long Beach Grand Prix weekend, reports CBS Los Angeles. The missing haul of vehicles and parts is worth over $1 million, and includes many custom parts for GMG’s cars.
Thieves kept stealing Jaireme Barrow’s Jeep Wrangler parts right off his front porch, so the Tacoma, Washington native fought back by building a trap that sets off a 12-gauge shotgun blank and scares the living bejesus out of idiot burglars. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt anyone, but it’s the last noise any would-be thief…
Car thieves these days seem to all be the same. They steal a car, sell off the parts, and then move on to the next victim. That's not really all that creative.
In Johannesburg, South Africa, some thieves have found that there's an even cheaper and more anonymous way to make phone calls than buying disposable "burners" (like those featuring so prominently in The Wire): Traffic lights.