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(Yahoo)   Not News: Man steals Corvette. News: Turns himself in to police. FARK: He stole the car 23 years ago and had paid $70k to keep it in storage. Super FARK: It only had 67 miles on the odometer   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line 108
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2012-12-28 01:51:17 PM
Buy the Extended Warranty, just saying.
 
2012-12-28 02:05:27 PM
The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.
 
2012-12-28 02:27:28 PM
I see a short story in this: The Tell-Tale 'Vette
 
2012-12-28 04:24:51 PM

gopher321: I see a short story in this: The Tell-Tale 'Vette


Did the engine develop a ticking sound, it drove him nuts ,and he turned himself in in order to get rid of it?
 
2012-12-28 04:26:35 PM
The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.
 
2012-12-28 04:27:57 PM
Which part of the government does he work for?
 
2012-12-28 04:28:10 PM
Why didn't he just stop paying for the storage unit long ago?  Does he not watch Storage Wars???
 
2012-12-28 04:28:24 PM
Wasn't this a storage wars episode?
 
2012-12-28 04:28:54 PM
I'm not at all surprised to learn the thief was Irish....
 
2012-12-28 04:29:27 PM
Who steals an 80's Corvette?
 
2012-12-28 04:29:31 PM
www.aetv.com

/inconsolable
 
2012-12-28 04:30:22 PM
The 1989 Corvette wasn't even cool in 1989.
 
2012-12-28 04:30:39 PM
Was the NKOTB tape still in the deck?
 
2012-12-28 04:32:11 PM

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.



Yeah, but he was still in possession of stolen property.

And technically, since the car dealership made an insurance claim, the Vette belonged to the insurance company.
 
2012-12-28 04:33:11 PM

probesport: Who steals an 80's Corvette?


THIS!!!!
 
2012-12-28 04:34:14 PM
static.cargurus.com

This? Not the classic '66 or the epic Sting Ray? No wonder he didn't take it out in public.
 
2012-12-28 04:34:18 PM

probesport: Who steals an 80's Corvette?


these guys

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-12-28 04:35:45 PM

LessO2: durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


Yeah, but he was still in possession of stolen property.

And technically, since the car dealership made an insurance claim, the Vette belonged to the insurance company.


I'm no lawyer, but I don't think that matters. The statue expired. It's no longer stolen property.
 
2012-12-28 04:38:15 PM
The IROC-Z of the overweight, balding set.
 
2012-12-28 04:38:57 PM

durbnpoisn: LessO2: durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


Yeah, but he was still in possession of stolen property.

And technically, since the car dealership made an insurance claim, the Vette belonged to the insurance company.

I'm no lawyer, but I don't think that matters. The statue expired. It's no longer stolen property.


I'm no lawyer either, but that statute expiring doesn't mean it's not stolen anymore, just you can't be charged with the theft. I'm sure he could still be charged for being in possession of stolen property or whatever. It's probably a different crime if he tried to sell it too.
 
2012-12-28 04:39:19 PM

probesport: Who steals an 80's Corvette?


images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-28 04:40:21 PM

Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.


It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.
 
2012-12-28 04:40:56 PM
23 years and 67 miles on the odometer?
I just got a new car on Saturday, and I've already got over 300 miles on it!
 
2012-12-28 04:41:47 PM
80s vettes are good for autocross
 
2012-12-28 04:43:14 PM

WordsnCollision: [www.aetv.com image 623x413]

/inconsolable


I don't think any of the others notice the fender, I'm definitely going all in on this one

YUUUP

/fairly sure that this show was developed to torture harsh interrogate gitom guests
 
2012-12-28 04:44:09 PM

Loren: When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.


Yeah, Jews are still chasing after Germans over stuff looted in WWII, after all.
 
2012-12-28 04:46:57 PM
When they said 23 years old I was thinking classic corvette but when I thought about... oh man I am old.
 
2012-12-28 04:47:12 PM

deamonbutterfly: probesport: Who steals an 80's Corvette?

these guys

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x400]


Bravo!
 
2012-12-28 04:47:42 PM

deamonbutterfly: these guys


That's a Ferrari, you heathen.
 
2012-12-28 04:48:20 PM

probesport: Who steals an 80's Corvette?


Someone with a tiny peener.
And a smaller brain.
 
2012-12-28 04:48:33 PM
Did anyone else notice that the car was stolen in 1983?
According to many sources, there was no Corvette in 1983. They had recently revamped the model but han't gotten it into production until 1984.

I can only guess it was a '82 that was sitting around for a while.

The more you know...
 
2012-12-28 04:49:00 PM
media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-12-28 04:51:20 PM

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


How do you get a title? Plus you can still be charged with possession of stolen property right?
 
2012-12-28 04:51:37 PM

Loren: Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.

It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.

When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.



I just went and looked this up, and it appears you are correct.
 
2012-12-28 04:52:20 PM

midigod: deamonbutterfly: these guys

That's a Ferrari, you heathen.


Notsureifserious.jpg
 
2012-12-28 04:53:56 PM

durbnpoisn: Loren: Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.

It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.

When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.


I just went and looked this up, and it appears you are correct.


It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?
 
2012-12-28 04:54:25 PM
Still a better car than your average and detuned import from Japan.
 
2012-12-28 04:56:01 PM

midigod: deamonbutterfly: these guys

That's a Ferrari, you heathen.


Ferrari, Corvette, Mustang, Yugo they all look the same to me.
 
2012-12-28 04:56:35 PM

midigod: deamonbutterfly: these guys

That's a Ferrari, you heathen.


Car. Model: Ferrari 365 Daytona Spider Corvette "Miami Vice" by McBurnie Coach Works. Year: 1972-1978.

i guess i still lose though, cause it's not 80s. boohoo on me.
 
2012-12-28 04:57:34 PM

Rich Cream: This? Not the classic '66 or the epic Sting Ray? No wonder he didn't take it out in public.


Exactly. If it was a new Corvette 23 years ago, it wasn't one of the good ones.

/would kill for a Sting Ray
//haven't even owned a car in years
 
2012-12-28 04:58:29 PM

durbnpoisn: LessO2: durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


Yeah, but he was still in possession of stolen property.

And technically, since the car dealership made an insurance claim, the Vette belonged to the insurance company.

I'm no lawyer, but I don't think that matters. The statue expired. It's no longer stolen property.


I believe it's statute, not statue
 
2012-12-28 04:58:42 PM
i436.photobucket.com

/Also the name of my friends cover band in Raleigh
 
2012-12-28 04:59:38 PM

Gyrfalcon: durbnpoisn: Loren: Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.

It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.

When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.


I just went and looked this up, and it appears you are correct.

It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?


Pretty sure that insurance companies like money, so ya I'd think. they want it back. Plus, what was the guy going to do with it without a title?
 
2012-12-28 05:00:00 PM

deamonbutterfly: probesport: Who steals an 80's Corvette?

these guys

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x400]


What show was that? ...I Spy?

/repeat
 
2012-12-28 05:00:34 PM

durbnpoisn: Did anyone else notice that the car was stolen in 1983?
According to many sources, there was no Corvette in 1983. They had recently revamped the model but han't gotten it into production until 1984.


2012 - 23 = 1983?

Dude, it's time for you to buy a new calculator.
 
2012-12-28 05:02:27 PM

midigod: deamonbutterfly: these guys

That's a Ferrari, you heathen.


The Ferrari Daytona had wing windows. That's a replica based on a Corvette.
 
2012-12-28 05:03:31 PM
I would have stolen one of these in 89 instead..

www.streetlegaltv.com
 
2012-12-28 05:04:08 PM

Mr. Eugenides: midigod: deamonbutterfly: these guys

That's a Ferrari, you heathen.

The Ferrari Daytona had wing windows. That's a replica based on a Corvette.


The better of the Daytonas
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-28 05:07:31 PM
Man... I mean... MAN...

I was gonna do the "Corvette Summer" reference.

Truly, nothing is obscure on Fark.

/Bummed
 
2012-12-28 05:07:47 PM

Gyrfalcon: It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?


With 67 miles on it? I personally wouldn't want it but I'm sure there are plenty of auto collectors who would be on that like stink on shiat. Only need 2 or 3 serious bidders to run up the price on an auction.
 
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