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YouTuber Arrested After Uploading Video of Him Attempting 180 MPH in a Mustang

Beau Alan Rogel of Rankin County, Mississippi has a habit of livestreaming his activities on YouTube. One recent stream of his showed him attempt and claim to hit 180 mph on public roads in his 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 before getting pulled over by the cops.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Parking Lot Standoff Achieves Peak Pettiness

Lawrence, Kansas police recently responded to a “road rage” call that quickly revealed itself as a pointless parking lot standoff between two people too childish to move out of each other’s way. The police department took to Twitter yesterday to describe the idiotic situation, and to dunk on the individuals involved. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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No, Officer, Those Are Speed Holes

Cops in Wales are looking for someone, or uh, some thing, that left a pick axe embedded in the hood of a street-parked Citroën DS 3 on Feb. 5. Whether this was an attempt at modern art, some creepy supernatural omen, or just the work someone who saw a clip of Homer Simpson adding “speed […]

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Papua New Guinea Needs Its Cars Back

Some folks in economically-struggling Papua New Guinea weren’t thrilled when their leadership approved the acquisition of expensive Maserati Quattroportes and other vehicles to drive around foreign leaders during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit last November. And now that the event has long concluded,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Police Pull Over a Box Truck With a Ram Pickup Squeezed Almost Impossibly Tight Inside

On Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol’s Modesto team posted to its Facebook page a picture of a Ram 1500 squeezed tightly inside a box truck. It’s an impressive scene that left many commenters scratching their heads. Who did this and why? How did the driver get out of the pickup? Luckily, the Modesto Bee talked…Read more… Continue […]

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Man Caught Stealing Houston Couple’s Van for Other Crimes, Returning It Every Night

In the kind of situation that would make anyone think they were imagining things, Houston-area resident Beverly Havard started noticing changes to her van each time she got in: An out-of-place seat, some adjusted mirrors—you know, things that could easily feel imagined.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Man Fails to Steal Manual Honda Civic Hours After Other Failed Robbery Where Cashier ‘Didn’t Take Him Seriously’

In a plot that couldn’t have been scripted better in a Saturday-morning cartoon, an Alabama man failed to rob a store last week when a cashier didn’t take him seriously. Hours later, he tried to steal a Honda Civic and failed, again, because he couldn’t figure out its manual transmission.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Renault Might Have Paid $57,000 Toward Carlos Ghosn’s Wedding

Former Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn, arrested in November on allegations of financial misconduct, is awaiting trial in a Tokyo jail without bail. The Lebanonese government even gifted a mattress to Ghosn last year, since he was reportedly sleeping on a mat. But oh, how different things were a few years ago, when Ghosn…Read more… Continue […]

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Something Here Is Missing

It can be easy to put off scheduled maintenance longer than we should. Oil change? It can wait. Other fluids? You’ll get to it. Brake pads? The car still stops, for now. Tires? Who needs ‘em, when a perfectly good metal wheel is already right there?Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Manager of Canadian Nissan Dealership Vandalizes Cars at a Nearby Nissan Dealership

This whole story reads like a Shakespearian tragedy, with two branches of the same family feuding, but instead of a family it’s Nissan dealerships and instead of duels to the death its keying cars and instead of being set in Verona or wherever it’s in Orilla, a town about two hours from Toronto, Canada. In […]

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Suspect Charged In 7-Year-Old Houston Girl’s Murder, But The ‘Red Truck’ Everyone Had Been Seeking Wasn’t Involved

Earlier this week, law enforcement officials in the Houston area put out a call to the public seeking help identifying a pickup truck and its driver sought in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl. The girl, second grader Jazmine Barnes, was killed when the gunman opened fire on her family’s vehicle near a Walmart…Read […]

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Highway Thieves in Italy Block Police With Burning Trucks, Peel Open Van With Backhoe, Get Away With $2.6 Million

Thieves in Italy managed to get away with over $2 million after orchestrating an absurd, Fast and Furious-esque heist involving burning semi-trucks and backhoes ripping the roof off an armored van, Reuters and a number of Italian news sites write. Here’s a look at what reportedly happened in this wild Italian Job.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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