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(NJ.com)   When trying to steal a car: If at first you don't succeed, call a tow truck and have it taken to your house   (nj.com) divider line 19
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6397 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Oct 2010 at 5:30 AM (4 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2010-10-15 05:49:02 AM  
"A runabout! I'll steal it! No one will ever know!"
 
2010-10-15 06:25:00 AM  
Brilliant!
 
2010-10-15 06:32:25 AM  
the car was probably stick, and he couldn't drive it.
 
2010-10-15 08:08:11 AM  
So Farking dumb!
 
2010-10-15 08:48:50 AM  
first tried to steal a blue 1998 Acura Integra

Big at the chop shops, the '98 Integra.
 
2010-10-15 08:49:52 AM  
something doesnt add up for, me. This was at a convienance store. Assuming the owner was in the store, when I am at a convienance store, im there for 3-4 minutes tops. But he had time to to try and break in, when he couldnt he had time to call for a tow truck, that driver had to be dispatched, drive there, hook up to car, get destinstion info then leave, a process that takes, in a very conservitive estimate would take a minimum of 30 minutes, but realistcly about an hour or more, that just doesnt make alot of sense to me.
 
2010-10-15 08:54:55 AM  
nctexas1976: something doesnt add up for, me. This was at a convienance store. Assuming the owner was in the store, when I am at a convienance store, im there for 3-4 minutes tops. But he had time to to try and break in, when he couldnt he had time to call for a tow truck, that driver had to be dispatched, drive there, hook up to car, get destinstion info then leave, a process that takes, in a very conservitive estimate would take a minimum of 30 minutes, but realistcly about an hour or more, that just doesnt make alot of sense to me.

Maybe the car was broken down in the parking lot, which might explain why he couldn't steal it on his own. Why anyone would steal a broke down car is beyond me, but it actually happens.
 
2010-10-15 08:58:33 AM  
Maybe the car was broken down in the parking lot, which might explain why he couldn't steal it on his own.

would also explain why no one thought it odd for a tow truck to be taking it...good point
 
2010-10-15 09:44:50 AM  
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2010-10-15 09:47:50 AM  
I think this is more common than you would think. I wouldn't be surprised if the tow truck driver or his dispatcher didn't call the police to cover themselves.
 
2010-10-15 10:25:16 AM  
Ya'll call fur a tow??


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2010-10-15 10:32:23 AM  
silent sunday: I think this is more common than you would think. I wouldn't be surprised if the tow truck driver or his dispatcher didn't call the police to cover themselves.

This should be mandatory anyway. No tow driver should move a vehicle without informing the police of the VIN and/or plate #, and destination.
 
2010-10-15 10:39:16 AM  
NikkiPoooo: nctexas1976: something doesnt add up for, me. This was at a convienance store. Assuming the owner was in the store, when I am at a convienance store, im there for 3-4 minutes tops. But he had time to to try and break in, when he couldnt he had time to call for a tow truck, that driver had to be dispatched, drive there, hook up to car, get destinstion info then leave, a process that takes, in a very conservitive estimate would take a minimum of 30 minutes, but realistcly about an hour or more, that just doesnt make alot of sense to me.

Maybe the car was broken down in the parking lot, which might explain why he couldn't steal it on his own. Why anyone would steal a broke down car is beyond me, but it actually happens.


Probably. Had a thief break into my families car dealership and steal a car from one of the shops bays. Car broke down less than a block away so the idiot comes back and steals another one. That one broke down on the other side of the city. Then the dumbass flags down a cop to assist him with the broken down car. Some thieves are just idiots.
 
2010-10-15 10:41:37 AM  
It appears to be a Jersey thing. Amirite?
 
2010-10-15 10:46:33 AM  
mctwin2kman: Had a thief break into my families car dealership and steal a car from one of the shops bays. Car broke down less than a block away so the idiot comes back and steals another one. That one broke down on the other side of the city. Then the dumbass flags down a cop to assist him with the broken down car. Some thieves are just idiots.

Sounds like your family sells really high quality cars.
 
2010-10-15 10:55:14 AM  
Polly Ester: mctwin2kman: Had a thief break into my families car dealership and steal a car from one of the shops bays. Car broke down less than a block away so the idiot comes back and steals another one. That one broke down on the other side of the city. Then the dumbass flags down a cop to assist him with the broken down car. Some thieves are just idiots.

Sounds like your family sells really high quality cars.


Not any more. Sold the dealership years ago. At that time it was a Lincoln/Mercury and Dodge Car and Truck store. The two vehicles stolen were customers Lincolns and had quite a few miles on them and were older models. And this was the early 90's when American cars were not known to go over 100,000 miles with just normal maint. I believe they both had blown head gaskets, if I remember correctly. And yeah that is why I have only owned two American made cars, one Saturn that was a 2001 and a POS and a 1988 Jeep Cherokee that was awesome and I drove for 3 years and only paid $250 for. I will probably never pay for an American car again. Then again I will also never buy a new Mercedes again, last one needed $4000 in engine work at 80,000 miles. Glad that is the ex-wifes now and I am not footing the damn bill.

/Bought a used Subbie.
//Love it.
///will have to wait to pass judgment on its quality.
 
2010-10-15 12:41:42 PM  
Sybarite: first tried to steal a blue 1998 Acura Integra

Big at the chop shops, the '98 Integra.


ftfy

It's also possible that the owner in question knows Integras are near the top of 'most stolen car' lists and took steps to make his car as difficult to steal as possible.

It's very common for Integra owners to have installed various cutoffs which require certain conditions be met before the car will start (varies from concealed switches to more esoteric things utilizing existing controls on the column and dash).

In short, the car can be in perfect mechanical condition, but if the owner is serious about security, the only way a thief is going to be able to take that car is by towing it.
 
Ral
2010-10-15 12:48:24 PM  
I'm just surprised a tow driver would tow a vehicle without verifying ownership in some way. Like having keys to it.
 
2010-10-16 07:36:25 AM  
mctwin2kman: Polly

And this was the early 90's when American cars were not known to go over 100,000 miles with just normal maint.



LOL WUT

www.coolcarsinmovies.com
 
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