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Dealership Salesperson Casually Punches Out The Window Of A Car Being Stolen Off The Lot

I don’t break things that cost money for giggles and I’ve never had a situation when I actually needed to punch out a car window, so I can’t tell you if it’s difficult or not. But I can tell you that a Wisconsin dealership salesperson apparently punched a window out of a car being stolen, […]

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Cyclist Finds Wife’s Stolen Car In Traffic As Driver Runs Away In Panic

Finding your stolen car is not exactly common, but it does happen. Sometimes it’s through considerable effort, and very rarely it’s through sheer dumb luck. A cyclist in Venice, CA, over the weekend fell into the dumb luck method when he happened to spot his wife’s stolen Mazda CX-5 driving around. The person driving…Read more… […]

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College Students Say Someone Stole Their Formula SAE Race Car Over Winter Break

Sometime near Christmas, a group of engineering students at Texas’ Southern Methodist University said they realized a trailer with a race car they’d built in it had gone missing across the highway from the main part of campus. The group told Jalopnik the alleged theft included $55,000 or more worth of parts.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Police Find Stolen Ferrari With ‘Vomit Caked On The Side’ After Alleged Thief Began Asking For Gas Money

If you’re driving around in a stolen car and would prefer not to get caught (note: don’t do this), the best way to do that is to not attract attention. That would include not asking others for money to fill up a Ferrari 458 at the gas station, since your average Ferrari owner likely, um, […]

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SUV Gets Rear-Ended And Then Carjacked By The Passenger In The Car That Rear-Ended It

If you’re driving and you get rear-ended, here’s some advice: turn your car off and take the keys from the ignition before getting out to talk to the opposing driver, lest you fall victim to a theft scheme common enough to have a name: the “bump-and-run.” Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Some Scoundrels Stole The House Of Muscle’s Awesome 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Mike Musto from The House of Muscle, a website and web show devoted to muscle car culture, had his 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo stolen in the middle of the night from the parking lot just outside his house. So if you live in California, or perhaps near a scrapyard in Tijuana, please look out for […]

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Some Scoundrels Stole The House Of Muscle’s Awesome 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Mike Musto from The House of Muscle, a website and web show devoted to muscle car culture, had his 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo stolen in the middle of the night from the parking lot just outside his house. So if you live in California, or perhaps near a scrapyard in Tijuana, please look out for […]

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Chinese Hackers Show How To Steal Your Car With $20 Of Hardware

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…Read more… […]

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